Importance of Organic Certification

Earlier there is a long history of organically grown food products. Today, as consumers become more aware and responsible about what they eat and drink, there is an increasing interest in organic products by swimming away the wave of synthetic chemical and fertilizers use, and consequently a rising demand for, organic products.

The organic process of farming is environmentally conscious. It promotes greater soil fertility by rotating crops and using natural materials and methods of cultivation of the crop, such as compost, manure, and cover crops, etc. These practices help to control soil erosion and manage soil nutrients required for the growth of crops. Healthy soil also can absorb more carbon from the air which leads to the growth of healthy crops.

Organic agriculture is a sustainable form of agriculture, suitable for both ecological and economic reasons of the country. Sri Lanka has been at the forefront in organic agricultural exports ranging from spices, essential oils, and herbs to rubber in recent years. The industry is well equipped to supply the need for organic products to the global market.

Also, Check —>> Organic Certification in Sri Lanka

Why go for Organic Certification?

With awareness among the people is growing on both usages of organic products and our daily exposure to chemicals, resulting in the effect they have on our daily lives due to excessive use of chemical-based products. Therefore, the need for Organic Certified Products is been more critical from past recent years. Organic Certification is critical in giving most shoppers the peace of mind to know the product is safe for themselves and their families but the value of the product as well.

Right now, the organic lifestyle is trending upwards making more and more aware of organic Certified Products. So, the demand for Organic Products is also at the peak. To meet the demand and build the reputation of your Organization in a world where product reputation is extremely important, you should always strive to produce the best versions of your products. Your customers are putting their trust in your product because of the organic certified seal you provide to your customers. You can’t claim that your product is organic when it’s not. The product should be more than 70% organic to place your product in the market.

Organic Products are higher in nutrient value as compared to others. This helps in building a brand reputation of an organization. Having your organic food certified allows you to get your product exposure to a new market. You can price your products higher than other competitors’ products when they are organic certified because some people only buy and eat organic food. In return, it helps in achieving the targeted goal of an organization.

Other Benefits of Organic Certification are:

  • Improve water quality (Irrigation Facility)
  • Conserve energy resources
  • Increase biodiversity and maintain ecological balance
  • Contribute to soil health for growing crops

What is Organic Label?

Produce can be called organic if it’s certified to have grown on soil that had no prohibited substances applied for three years before harvest and adopted traditional way of farming to grow the required Product. The use of Prohibited substances includes most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides must be avoided.

How do you get organic labels?

Organic Certification Process

The organic label certification system verifies farmers or handling facilities of cultivation located anywhere in the world comply with Organic Certification steps:

1. Develop Organic Management Plan.

2. Comply with the details of how an operation will comply with the regulations.

3. Implement Organic Plan and get reviewed by the Consultant

4. Observation/ Inspection of proper implementation of the Organic plan by the Consultant

5. Receive inspection by Certifying Body for observation of practices on the farm or facility and review the inspection report.

6. Receive a decision from the Certifier if an operation complies with the rules.

7. Receive Organic Certification


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