Objective and Target Participants
The course aims at enhancing the competitiveness of the agriculture
and food sectors in member countries as certification can increase
access of organics to consumers and global premium markets.
This course is designed for those who are:
The demand for organic food products is expected to continue growing
fast in major global markets like the USA, EU, and expanding Asian urban
centers. According to a Zion Market Research report, the global organic
food and beverage market was valued at approximately USD125 billion in
2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD323 billion by the
end of 2024, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of more than
10% between 2017 and 2024. This trend will result in greater
opportunities for Asian producers.
Certification can help protect both consumers and genuine organic
producers alike from false claims and misleading labeling of products.
Organic certification is undertaken based on standards or established
regulatory and audit systems for producers, handlers, processors,
retailers, wholesalers, and exporters. Today’s market demands
independent third-party certification for sales transactions, which is
required by the regulations of many governments for any kind of an
“organic” claim on a product label.
This course is being organized to enhance the basic concepts and
principles of organic certification and inspection and acquaint
participants with the process of organic certification and inspection.
Scope and Course ContentThis course consists of 07 modules as listed below
Module 1: Introduction to Organic AgricultureModule 2: Organic Certification: Basis ConceptsModule 3: Organic Certification SystemsQuiz 1Module 4: Organic Standards, Legislation, and LabelsModule 5: Considerations before CertificationQuiz 2Module 6: Organic InspectionModule 7: Useful Facts about Organic Certification