The Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) User Guide for Small-scale Farmer Groups

ESAFF Uganda developed the Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) User Guide for Small-scale Farmer Groups. The Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) guide aims to increase appreciation for organic agriculture among small-scale farmers, traders and consumers and create an alternative mode of organic certification. This guide further looks at increasing the share of quality organic products at local, national, regional and international markets and provides a step-by-step process of how a farmer group can establish, operationalize, and implement the system.

The guide contains simple steps that small-scale farmers can use to guarantee organic production in their communities. This guide can also be used to train other small-scale farmers and communities. 

This is the first edition of the guide; hence we are open to feedback from different stakeholders; we hope to review the guide annually to make it a better guide with community experience.

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ESAFF Uganda is a small scale farmer initiated and farmer-led movement formed to facilitate processes through which smallholder farmers’ development concerns can be solicited, articulated and ultimately addressed through local, national, regional and international policies and programmes.

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