PARTICIPATORY ORGANIC CERTIFICATION SERVICES

The Participatory Guarantee Systems of Ghana work towards the promotion of organic produce throughout the nation.

Our mission is to provide healthy food

PGS Ghana seeks to generate awareness on the importance of organic agriculture for healthier food production. PGS aims to add value to products and for farmers and processors to increase their income, by offering opportunities to broadly market their products and services.

 

Committed to our FARMERS

Certification

Apply for PGS and Organic Certification

Marketing

We help promote farmers

Training

We train farmers on site to develop skills and share vital knowledge

Knowledge

Access and use a wide range of resources on our online knowledgebase.

Tours

Meet Ghana's farmers on exciting and insightful excursions.

Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) is a peer to peer review of farming practice within a community subscribing to organic/agro-ecological principles. The PGS Group agrees to adhere to a Standard of Production which is transparent to all members within the community. The community agrees on processes for record keeping and review. They will also all agree on how they will conduct themselves which uphold the principles of organic agriculture, namely health, ecology, fairness and care.

WANT TO JOIN OUR FARMER COMMUNITY?

PGS Ghana offers participatory certification measures and services to help farmers produce, promote and promote their products.

Upcoming Events & News

My Story, Going Organic

My name is Ewurama. My moving towards purchasing organic produce and clean eating was and is an on-going process but working in an international development organization with intervention for organic farmers no doubt was a major catalyst in the decision. My challenge then was, with three (3) kids, I found it was quiet a task

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Learn how to tell when it is “Organic”

“Organic” is often used to describe various sustainable agricultural and food items. The term “organic” also is used descriptively for an action. For example, “I try to live organically” or “organic farming is better for the planet.” The word (and process) has become so popular, product advertisers use organic as an adjective for everything assumed

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Let’s talk about the big “O” in Food Security

Good food is like having a companion who not only cooks well but nourishes your well-being as well. In Ghana, food forms an integral part of our identity. Arguably, ones’ choice of food easily dictates their mood and health in the long run. Think back to your most productive workday in the past week. Now

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Guaranteeing Organic in Ghana During a Pandemic

Ghana is currently developing a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS), which will enable small-scale organic farmers to assure consumers that their produce is organic. Participatory Guarantee Systems are locally focused quality assurance systems. They certify producers based on active participation of stakeholders and are built on a foundation of trust, social networks and knowledge exchange. Although still in

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