STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION
Standards developments and promotion
one of the main objectives of NOGAMU is to increase the application of organic and other standards and to promote Organic Certified production in
In 2002 NOGAMU spearheaded the development of a certification programme in
To date a local standard (UOS) has been established and is operational and a local certification company, UgoCert (www.ugocert.org) has been registered and is offering local and international certification services. UgoCert has attained international accreditation by the International Organic Accreditation Services (IOAS).
NOGAMU has also been instrumental in the development of a harmonized East Africa Organic Products Standards (EAOPS) that has been launched by the East African community after a long consultative process involving stake holders in the private and public sector in
The EAOPS together with the East African Organic Mark will serve as a promotional tool and image of organic products in the region and will enhance trading opportunities across the region. The East African Organic Mark has already been registered in the 5 East Africa countries of
Standards related services offered by NOGAMU
NOGAMU undertakes promotion of standards among different stake holders at various levels in the organic sectors these include producers, processors exporters and other stakeholders. This process is achieved through programmes organized through mass media and training, information materials on standards distributed to members and the public.
NOGAMU also provides a number of other services in other areas such as training aimed at building capacity and compliance levels to applicable standards among producer and exporter groups, these services include;
NOGAMU also offers services such as training and assisting groups in complying with other complimentary standards such as Fair Trade, Utz and HACCP.