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European stakeholder meeting on use of recycled fertilisers in organic farming 12th December 2017

Published 17 October, 2017

A European stakeholder meeting on potentials and challenges for use of recycled nutrient products in organic farming will be held on the 12th December in Brussels organised by the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) in connection with their General Assembly 2017. More information along with registration details are available from the ESPP website.

New accreditation application accepted for SGS Austria

Published 12 October, 2017

SGS Institut Fresenius Austria GmbH has recently applied to the IOAS for accreditation under the Natrue recognition scheme and had their application accepted. They will now begin the assessment process.   The IOAS publicise these applications to increase accreditation transparency.   If you would like to comment on the performance of this CB on issues […]

Joyce Ford appointed to IOAS Accreditation Committee.

Published 9 October, 2017

IOAS are pleased to confirm the appointment of Joyce Ford to the IOAS Accreditation committee. Joyce has been involved in organic agriculture since 1977 when she first started farming vegetables organically. Since that time, she has undertaken work as an organic inspector, a trainer, been involved in policy development in organic certification and undertaken internal […]

October 2017 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

Published 26 September, 2017

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits: Bioagricert Srl (BAC) – October 4th & 6th, Italy . Scheme: IFOAM, GOTS, COSMOS & Natrue. Naturland – October 9-10th, Germany. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065. EcoControl. GmbH – October 11-13th, Germany. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065 & Natrue. IBD Certifications Ltd. – October 16-21st, Brazil. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, […]