1- What are the organic products?
- the rational use of natural resources;
- not using products of chemical synthesis (pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides among others);
- increasing and/or maintaining fertility;
- increasing and/or maintaining biodiversity;
- keeping records which back up an adequate management.
2- Why to produce and consume organic food?
- Keeps the system’s sustainability avoiding pollution and erosion.
- Allows the farmer to stop applying highly technological systems that depend on chemical inputs.
- Producers can access markets with a differentiated product.
- Organic products are healthy food.
- By consuming them, there is an indirect care for the environment.
- Organic products are easy to identify and are guaranteed.
3- Who certifies organic products?
4- What are OIA’s accreditations to certify organic products?
5- Can I export to the European Union OIA’s certified products?
6- What is IFOAM?
IFOAM represents the global movement towards ecologic agriculture and it is a platform of international exchange and cooperation.
IFOAM is committed to the complete development of ecologic agricultural systems, which includes the preservation of the environment and the respect of the needs of humanity.
7- What’s the significance of an IFOAM member?
8- What’s the meaning of ACCREDITED by IFOAM?
9- What is the relationship of OIA and IFOAM?
10- Where can I get the organic production standards?
11- Where can I get a list of permitted and prohibited inputs?
12- How is the marketing of an organic product?
13- What other advantages receives an organic producer?
14- Can GMO or transgenic products be used in organic agriculture?
“Genetically modified organism' (GMO) implies an organism whose genetic material has been altered in a way which does not correspond to natural mating and/or recombination mechanisms.
You can find more information in our section: Preserved Identity Certification Program - NON GMO