|Pacific Organic Standards|
|Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:25|
The Pacific Organic Standard describes the requirements for organic production.It covers plant production, animal husbandry, beekeeping, collection of wild products and aquaculture, and also the processing and labeling of products derived from these activities. This standard provides a mechanism to define the expectations for organic production. When complied with, it also enables producers to label their products as organic.
The standard does not cover procedures for verification, such as inspection or certification of products.
The aims of this standard are:
The Pacific Organic Standard incorporates provisions from other publications. Undated references refer to the latest edition of the following publications:
It should be noted that compliance with all relevant national and regional regulations takes precedence over the requirements of these organic standards.
POETCom is the peak organics body for the Pacific region, and its secretariat is based at SPC with funding support from the EU Increasing Agricultural Commodities Trade project (IACT). POETCom’s vision is that Organics and Ethical trade will be the key contributors to sustaining our cultures and communities; improving farmer livelihoods, communities, people’s health and the environment in the Pacific.