Participatory Guarantee System
PGS-India (Participatory Guarantee System of India) is a quality assurance initiative that is locally relevant, emphasize the participation of stakeholders, including producers and consumers and operate outside the frame of third party certification. Ekalavya Foundation has been recognized as Regional Council for entire India by National Centre for Organic Farming( NCOF)
As a Regional Council EF enrols all farmers who are interested in organic farming and forms them as groups. It trains the registered farmers and accords certification that the produce is organic. As the details of all those certified products are accessible on internet, buyers will find it easy to trace the farmers, assuring the transparency and enhancing the trust on organic produce.
PGS-India Green : organic products obtained from the agriculture fields which are under process of organic conversion.
PGS-India Organic : organic products obtained from agriculture fields which are completely converted into organic farming.