Training on organic agriculture and participatory guarantee system (PGS)
In order to educate those interested in certified organic production, as well as organic producers who want to improve their knowledge and skills and position themselves on the market, Serbia Organika organized a 2-day training in Dvorani near Kruševac and practical training on certified organic farms: AH Đukič, Zrenjanin, AH “Biofarma Šokšić”, Taraš near Zrenjanin and AH Letić, Čenej. In addition to topics in the field of organic agriculture, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the Participatory guarantee system ( PGS) as a model of organic agriculture, which proved to be a successful practice for local communities, by IFOAM lecturer Flavia Castro, while the local lecturer was Vesna Ilić.
The training was organized within Project “Organic trade for development in Eastern Europe” (OT4D). OT4D is financed by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs – SECO, and implemented by IFOAM-Organics International (International Association for Organic Agriculture) in cooperation with the consortium Helvetas (Swiss Organization for International Cooperation) and FiBL (Research Institute for Organic Agriculture), with the support of local partners – in Serbia with the support of the National Association for the Development of Organic Production “Serbia Organica”.