When it comes to organic certification

…of the private farms of the women in Chyangsar, we decided together with project partner HASERA and the Social Work Institute to go for the “PGS” certification process: The Participatory Guarantee System.
PGS is characterized above all by its participatory character.
The most important points are:
1. common vision
2. broad sponsorship based on continuous process support
3. transparency with regard to all agricultural activities of farmers
It is important that producers are directly involved in the decision-making process and are important stakeholders. Ideally, however, the consumers of the products should also be involved in the whole process of decision making and management. All stakeholders share a common vision, which is communicated to all through a high degree of transparency. Everyone is equally well informed and can participate equally in the process. This should also facilitate trust and a non-hierarchical structure.
This form of certification differs above all in terms of organisation and process from classic external certification, in which mainly one state is checked and approved.
This initiative is financed among others by FairStyria, Land Vorarlberg and the Networker for Humanity. Carola Gosch from Roots for Life, Sabine Klotz from Chay Ya Austria and Santosh Silwal from Chay Ya Nepal are a good team in this cooperation project!
Viele Details vor allem Anwesenheiten werden erfasst, um den Wissenstransfer sicherzustellen.
Many details, especially attendance, are recorded to ensure the transfer of knowledge.
Viele Trainings finden am Feld dar, nur über Praxis können die Frauen lernen.
Many trainings take place on the field, the women can only learn through practice.