Grower Group Certification
Under NPOP norms small/marginal Farmers Group Certification scheme is introduced. RSOCA provides organic certification services to those registered grower groups with legal sanctity such as: -
· Grower Group
· Self-help Group (NGO)
· Govt./Non-Govt. Grower Group Organic
The above Grower Groups will form their own internal control system (ICS) to implement NPOP standard in the whole group by conducting internal inspection, organizing training programme, documentation of all farm activities etc. In group certification; the total cost of certification charges is equally distributed among all the group members which makes certification cheaper, and affordable. In addition, the farmers in the group enjoy the common facility of storage, transportation, processing and marketing.