BioGro New Zealand holiday opening hours for 2016.
Today MPI announced that products exported under its Official Organic Assurance Program (OOAP) gained access to the Chinese market.
In their first sustainability report, Kokako recognise that its near impossible to run a flawless business - environmentally, socially and economically - while sill being a financially sustainable enterprise. But they also know there's room to improve.
One weekend in Wellington. Two great events focused on authenticity, sustainability and engaging consumers.
Following a recent review of our fees, we have developed a more customised, consistent and fairer fee structure. The new fee structure reflects the time, effort and complexity involved with certifying business.
One of our BioGro auditors recently noticed a number of different uses of Nuron, a fruit bin sanitiser, during a number of kiwifruit packhouse surveillance audits.
This variability begs the question, what is BioGro’s position on the use of Nuron?
2015 saw the launch of the BioGro wine additions programme and in 2016 we’ve made it faster and easier to create, edit and get approval using our online tool. Wine additions need to be approved before vintage starts, so login to My Business to get instant approval for registered products.
BioGro’s renewal period for Input certification is in process. The renewals will be disseminated over the course of February.
Are you looking for a BioGro certified producer, product or supplier? We have two unique organic product searches on our website which can help you find what you need.
BioGro’s Registered Products Programme for wine additions officially kicked off this September in preparation for the upcoming 2016 vintage.
Cyclone Pam was one of the worst natural disasters to hit Vanuatu in recent memory. The provinces of Shefa and Tafea were the most severely impacted with the livelihoods of 200,000 people affected. There are still reports of not enough adequate food being accessible to local communities.
BioGro is partnering up with organisations in the Pacific to provide support and aid to Vanuatu's communities including six BioGro certified farmers.
Have you looked around your local supermarket recently and noticed an increased selection of organic offerings? But despite the increase in availability, consumers are still unsure about the difference between 'organic' and 'certified organic' products.
BioGro recognises that New Zealand producers, growers and farmers need support to become certified, especially when they are first exploring organic production. We have now introduced a new on-boarding programme to help make it easier for anyone to ‘go organic.’
Consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding more information about the broader impacts of the food they purchase including a wider range of issues such as food safety, environmental impact, human ethics and overall sustainability.
BioGro’s Online Inputs Tool is an exciting certification tool hosted inside the BioGro website. It is a management tool that has previously been predominantly used by BioGro’s primary producers (cropping, orchards, viticulture, livestock and dairy).
The Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowers Conference, organised by Organic Winegrowers New Zealand and sponsored by BioGro, was attended by over 250 winegrowers from throughout the country.
BioGro’s online OMP has been in active development for the last three years. It is an exciting online certification tool hosted inside the BioGro website. It is designed to help BioGro certified producers record the organic procedures, practices and methods used on their properties or in their operations.