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International Organic Farming & Research Associations
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA's mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade.
Demeter organizations in Europe, America, and Africa belong to Demeter International and work according to the same obligatory standards.
romotes and supports research in all areas of Organic Agriculture by facilitating global co-operation in research, methodological development, education and knowledge exchange; supporting individual researchers through membership services, publications and events and integrating stakeholders in the research process.
Organic Eprints is an international open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture. The archive contains full-text papers in electronic form together with bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata.
A transnational partnership where resources within research are joined. The project is initiated as a part of the European Commissions ERA-NET Scheme, which intends to step up cooperation between national research activities. The aim is to enhance the quality, relevance and utilization of resources in European research in organic food and farming through coordination and collaboration.
National office for non-profit organization which fosters knowledge of BiodynamicB. agriculture, horticulture and forestry.
A non-profit educational organization that promotes ecologically sound agriculture. In addition to sponsoring educational events, the Eco-Farm Association staff answers questions from farmers, consumers, and government agencies all over the United States.
Since our founding in 1980, American Farmland Trust has helped win permanent protection for over a million acres of American farmland. Our hard work and sound strategies unite farmers, environmentalists and policymakers.
As a world leader in the certified organic industry, OCIA International, a member-owned, nonprofit organization, provides research, education and certification services to thousands of organic growers, processors and handlers in North, Central and South America, Africa, Europe and Pacific Rim.
A non-profit alternative eco-labeling program for small farms that grow using USDA Organic methods but are NOT a part of the USDA Certified Organic program. The Certified Naturally Grownb" label is available to farms primarily distributing Locally and Directly, through Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands, Community Supported Agriculture projects, ...
A non-profit whose mission is to sponsor research related to organic farming practices, to disseminate research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems, and to educate the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues.
Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program.
The Organic Materials Review Institute provides certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing.
Regional – Sustainable Farming Organizations
Eastern USA
Educational conferences, workshops, farm tours and printed materials to educate farmers, gardeners, consumers and land care professionals.
A Western North Carolina community-based collaborative focused on sustaining farms and rural communities through an integrated action program of: farmland protection, sustainable production systems, policy development and promotion of marketing initiatives.
A resource for organic dairy farmers and organic milk producers.
Committed to sustainable agriculture and the development of locally-based, organic food systems. CFSA provides support of local and organic food systems through promotion and marketing assistance; education and advocacy efforts; and information sharing/networking.
Seeking to create working partnerships with groups who have related goals in agricultural endeavors, present entrepreneurial and sustainable agriculture workshops, and organize planning and research for a Community Food Assessment.
Midwest USA
Our mission is to help agriculture make the transition to a sustainable organic system of farming that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just, through information, education, research, and integrating the broader community into this effort.
Southern USA
SSAWG was founded in 1991 to develop communication between organizations and individuals invested in sustainable agriculture, to collaborate on projects, and to put farmers in a leadership role in the sustainable agriculture movement. Southern SAWG's video series titled Natural Farming Systems in the South provides an easy, economical way for producers and information multipliers to take a virtual tour chocked full of special learning opportunities of some highly successful farming operations in the region.
Founded in 1973, CCOF was one of the first organizations to certify organic farms in North America. CCOF set uniform guidelines and worked to legally define organic.
Directory of CT farms, CSA, funding resources and support for organic farming, education.
Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers is a non-profit which provides information and certification for organic growing processes.
Local foods, sustainable farms and healthy people b  those are the primary goals of Georgia Organics in redefining a food production system that benefits farmers, consumers and the environment. Georgia Organics is a nonprofit membership organization.
HOFA -Organic Land Practices and Organic Certification in Hawaii. Newletters, events, activities, and information.
One of the oldest and largest organic organizations in the country, MOFGA has over 4,000 individual, family and business members and possesses extensive education, research and policy experience on a complete range of organic as well as non-organic farming and gardening issues.
New Hampshire
New Hampshire organic farm guide, resources, farm tours, CSA support.
A membership-based, grassroots organization, dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable, ecological, and healthful food systems. Certification services.
Oregon Tilth is a non-profit research and education organization certifying organic farmers, processors, retailers and handlers throughout Oregon, the United States, and internationally.
Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT) is a statewide charitable organization with a threefold mission: protection of rural and urban agricultural lands from encroachment by non-agricultural uses, linking today's growers with tomorrow's by making agricultural lands available to future generations, research and education into the sustainable production and distribution of food, fiber and building materials.
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is a nonprofit organization working to improve the economic and social prosperity of Pennsylvania food and agriculture. We work with the farmers that grow our food, the consumers that eat the food, and those concerned with the ecological well-being of our environment and natural resources.
A non-profit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.
Virginia's premier, non-profit, educational organization, dedicated to the vision of a sustainable food and fiber system that will maintain healthy soil, clean water and thriving ecosystems, while providing quality products for consumers and economic security for farmers and rural communities.
Tilth Producers, a Chapter of Washington Tilth Association, is the organic and sustainable farm organization of Washington State. Tilth Producers fosters and promotes ecologically sound, sustainable agriculture in the interest of environmental preservation, human health and social equity.
Independent Certification Services
The Independent Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) is a non-profit, professional association of organic farm, livestock, and process inspectors dedicated to verification of organic production practices. IOIA was founded in 1991 by organic inspectors who recognized the need for uniform inspector processes and protocols to build inspector skills and promote public confidence.
We are offering independent, third-party certification services to interested producers and processors in the Midwestern United States.
National Information Network for Organic Farmers, Gardeners and Consumers.
The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) is dedicated to enhancing the environmental and social integrity of agriculture. This will be achieved through scientific analyses of methods to improve the sustainability of farming. The results of this research will be made available to farmers and the public through this web site and web-based courses.
Conferences, courses and workshops on ecological farming methods, farm tours, newsletters, farm consulting, seed and stock exchange, information source for community shared agriculture projects and good fellowship.
The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is the only government-approved body responsible for overseeing the BC Certified Organic Program. This site provides information to the COABC Producer-Processor-Handler membership as well as to the Public at Large.

The Saskatchewan Organic Directorate is the umbrella organization that unites the province's producers, processors, buyers, traders, certifiers and consumers of certified organic food and fibre.

Goals: to provide a credible certification system; to provide information to producers, processors, and handlers with regard to techniques, standards, and procedures; to promote organic systems and educate the public, the government, and related agencies; and to maintain an economically viable and efficient organization.
Divulgation d'information sur l'agriculture biodynamique au Canada.
IFOAM offers many platforms for information exchange e.g. at the Organic World Congress and numerous other international, continental or regional IFOAM events. The magazine ”Ecology and Farming”, conference proceedings and other publications are also important information andnetworking tools.
A focal point for the dissemination of information on organic food and farming to producers and other interested parties in Wales.  Also: public education, public procurement, policy and strategy development, ..
Organic farming portal for the German market.
A non-profit organization started in 1977 with the aim of providing a forum for organic growers to exchange information and encourage society to adopt organic growing methods.
ORGANIC (Ltd) is a public non-profit organisation, promoting organic and sustainable agriculture in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Our activities include the provision and management of resources, information, education, marketing, seminars, news, events and guides.
A non-profit organization involved in global networking and practical training of environmental activists. It offers solutions to local and global ecological problems, and has an innovative farm design in progress. The Institute is also involved in design and consultancy work, and actively supports several aid projects around the world. Lots of articles, blog posts and forum.