The PGS Pangasinan Philippines Incorporated (PPPI), along with DA-RFO1 Regional Executive Director Annie Q. Bares, awards its first PGS Participatory Organic Certification (PGS POC) today, January 8 to Ms. Marlene L. Inasoria, owner of the J.M.S. Crops Farm.
Located in Brgy. Warey, Malasiqui, Pangasinan, the organic farm spans an area of 2,000 square meters.
As inspected by PPPI, crops cultivated in Ms. Inasoria’s farm includes hot pepper green (green and red), turmeric, tomato, eggplant, string beans, pechay, okra, and taro.
This certification attests that Ms. Inasoria and her listed commodities comply with the current Philippine National Standards for organic agriculture, the internal standards of PGS Pangasinan Philippines Inc., and other applicable regulations for organic agriculture. The certificate is valid until November 2026.
PPPI is the first accredited Participatory Guarantee System Organic Certifying Body by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (DA-BAFS) in Ilocos Region.
Receiving its Certificate of Accreditation in May 2023, PPPI is authorized to provide organic certification services for crop and animal production to individual farmers of Pangasinan who wants to avail organic certification.