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Certified Naturally Farmed - Granite Belt

Certified Naturally Farmed is an example of a Participatory Guarantee System.  These are locally focused quality assurance systems.  They certify producers based on active participation of stakeholders and are built on a foundation of trust, social networks and knowledge exchange. Certified Naturally Farmed - Granite Belt is based around the Stanthorpe area.  THe group has elected to adopt the Australian Organic Standard for inputs and and practives, with record keeping forms taken from CNF - Capricornia Coast Group.  Farm audits are carried out by other members of the group with all results (as well as records) available for public scrutiny. Certified Naturally Farmed - Granite Belt is also a support network with the knowledge of more experienced members shared with new members through mentoring programs.  Also, with meetings, new ideas are shared throughout the group.

 

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