Participatory Guarantee System
Participatory Guarantee System is also referred to as “participatory certification”. They certify producers based on active participation of stakeholders (famers) themselves and are an alternative to third party certification process. To promote Organic Farming Indian Government has started a Scheme to assist the farmers in getting certification for their organic products. Ekalavya Foundation has been recognised as Regional Council to implement the scheme in Telangana. As a Regional Council EF is mobilising the formers to adopt organic farming through registering the Local Groups. Ekalavya Foundation is handholding farmers groups to bring them under PGS guidelines for certification of their organic produce.