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.
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.
Inspectors provide a critical link between the certification process and consumers. IOIA-trained inspectors are on the ground, at farms and processing facilities, ensuring that the integrity of the certification process is maintained. 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.
Your donation enables us to keep the level of organic consumer protection at a level that inspires confidence in organic agriculture worldwide.
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 South Korea, India, Mexico, and other countries travel to training.
Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!
IOIA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational association, your donations are tax-deductible in the US to the full extent allowed.