Organic Pasifika
Home of the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community

Welcome to Organic Pasifika - the website of the Organic and Ethical Trade movement of the Pacific Islands.
‘Organic Pasifika’ arose from the belief of our diverse group of stakeholders that our traditional organic farming practices when strengthened, coordinated and shared will meet the changing needs of our region and peoples and carry us forward into the future.
 

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:

  • to ensure that sustainable production systems are developed and maintained
  • to protect consumers against deception and fraud in the marketplace and against unsubstantiated claims
  • to protect producers of organic produce against misrepresentation of other agricultural produce as organic
  • to ensure that all stages of production, processing, storage, transport and marketing are subject to inspection and comply with this standard
  • to assist in informing consumers about the character of organic production in the Pacific.

The Pacific Organic Standard incorporates provisions from other publications. Undated references refer to the latest edition of the following publications:

  • IFOAM – Basic standards for organic production and processing. Version 2005.
  • CAC/GL 32, Codex Alimentarius – Guidelines for the production processing, labeling, and marketing of organically produced foods.

It should be noted that compliance with all relevant national and regional regulations takes precedence over the requirements of these organic standards.

Click here for the Pacific Organic Standard 

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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.

 

Pacific Organics is the key contributor to sustaining our cultures and improving farmer livelihoods, communities, people’s health and the environment in the Pacific.

Organic Pasifika arose from the belief that our traditional organic farming practices when strengthened, coordinated and shared will meet the changing needs of our region and peoples and carrying us forward into the future.