Building a community
of practice
Harnessing the social, environmental and economic potential of organic farming
Participatory Guarantee
Systems or PGS
Local organic certification for farmers, retailers and consumers
PGS is built on - A foundation of trust
- Social networks
- And knowledge exchange
Localised food systems Farmer-driven value chains Helping South Africa
transition towards food
Working towards a healthier and more robust food system

The PGS Journey

Farmer progression into the organic value chain through a community of practice and alignment with the organic certification road map.

Foundation Phase

Onboarding and nurturing a community of practice.

Consolidating Production

Farmer planning, set-up and practice.

Stakeholder Engagement

Organisational mapping and support.

Establishment of the PGS

Adopting organic standards and finding markets.

Creating Localised Food Systems

Engaging with the certification road map, trade and opportunities

Upcoming PGS Happenings And Farm Visits

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Latest PGS News

Read the latest stories about our organisation, our farmers and the best practices towards a healthier food system in South Africa

2021 Highlights of IFOAM

2021 Highlights of IFOAM

Reflecting on 2021, we can say it has been a challenging road where we continued to adapt to the pandemic. On one hand, we held the Organic World Congress in a...



BioFach is the world’s largest trade fair for organic food and agriculture. A new date for the biggest gathering of the international organic food community has...



PGS governance webinar kicks off exciting exchange of knowledge On 20 January 2022, the Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa (KHSA) hosted the...

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