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Evergreen Circle of sustaining monthly donors!
The first 50 monthly donors will receive an Earth-wise bag (America's first 100% Biodegradable & Compostable Non-Woven Reusable Shopping Bag) by mail to express IOIA's appreciation.
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OCIS Travel Fund
IOIA awards the Organic Community Initiative Scholarship to a recipient with potential to develop organic in their region of the world (outside the US and Canada). The scholarship covers the cost of a training but doesn’t cover travel.
The OCIS Travel Fund is supported entirely by donations and has helped scholarship recipients from Mexico, China, and other countries travel to training.
Chances are, when you purchase certified
organic products in today's marketplace,
they were inspected by someone who was
trained in organic inspection practices by IOIA.
IOIA provides a critical link between the certification process and consumers. IOIA inspectors are on the ground, at farms and processing facilities, ensuring that the integrity of the certification process is maintained. Who makes sure that when products are labeled organic, they are REALLY organic? Organic inspectors do.
Certification = Verification and verification of organic standards costs money, as does providing cutting-edge training to inspectors to keep them at the top of the game.
That's where you can help.
Your donation enables us to keep the level of organic consumer protection at a level that inspires confidence in organic agriculture worldwide. Since IOIA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational association, your donations are tax-deductible in the US to the full extent allowed.
Donate to IOIA today to help us maintain our high standard of training programs, and to help build new programs that continue to provide both initial training and continuing education for professional inspectors.
Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!