Venui Vanilla, a member of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), has been yearly certified since 1997. In 2013 it certified with BioGro, an IFOAM accredited certification body from New Zealand.
All these products has been certified as BioGro Organic, IFOAM, COR, BioGro EU, US-Canada Equivalency
You can download a copy of our BioGro Certificate here Pdf
The certification covers not only Venui Vanilla farm but also its processing plant and includes about 200 farmers associated with FSA (Farm Support Association).
Farm Support Association is a small, member-based N.G.O., established in Vanuatu in 1983. FSA is run and managed by ni-Vanuatu farmers to help facilitate farming households in commercial agriculture.
FSA supplies its members with up-to-date technical information and training material, besides providing field coaching, plus theoretical and practical training through the use of pilot plots and the active participation of selected leading farmers.
FSA also provides a quality control function on behalf of the Certifying Agency, by regularly inspecting and training hundreds of farmers throughout the country's islands.
With over 200 smallholder farmer members, FSA has a number of ongoing activities such as organic farm internal assessment, internal control for the organic certification of farmers groups, soil improvement and sustainable agriculture techniques, commercial pineapple production, diversity and conservation work, and a rural work horse initiative.
Farm Support Association – P.O.Box 160 Port Vila, VANUATU