Certification programmes

BioGro offers a wide range of certification programmes to suit the requirements of all producers of organic products.



BioGro Programme

BioGro Programme is designed to give you various options, containing two options. The domestic programme within this is designed for smaller growers and primary producers supplying the local New Zealand market. The international programme is our flagship programme covering all production scopes. Certification under this programme enables you to export into the below international markets as well as sell products in New Zealand.


BioGro Inputs Programme

This programme certifies products for use in certified organic production. This includes the certification of products such as fertilisers, animal treatments, pest and disease management and plant nutrition products.

International markets

Producers certified under BioGro's International Programme can export products into the following overseas markets:

IFOAM is the official umbrella organisation for the worldwide organic agricultural movement.  

MPI Official Organic Assurance Programme for exports to Europe, Switzerland, the US, Japan and Taiwan from New Zealand.

Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) for exports to Japan.

Pacific Organic Standard (POS) for exports to the Pacific Islands.

Canadian Organic Regime (COR) for exports to Canada.

Canada Organic Equivalency Agreement for exports to the USA.

USDA Organic Regulations for exports to the U.S.

Soil Association Certification Accepted Product for exports to the United Kingdom.

EU third country recognition programme from outside of New Zealand.

Doalnara Certified Organic Korea (DCOK) - for exports to South Korea

Auditing services

BioGro also provides auditing services on behalf of the following organisations. If you wish to become certified by any of the below organisations, please contact them directly.

Doalnara Certified Organic Korea (DCOK) for exports to South Korea.


IOAS - Covering Canada Organic Regime, Natrue and IFOAM

MPI - Covering the Official Organic Assurance Programme (OOAP) - includes the EU, Switzerland and Taiwan. The U.S. if certified to the NOP and JAS exports to Japan

Japan MAFF - Covering Japan