Organic label in Myanmar

Report
Myanmar Organic Agriculture Group
Presented by
U Hnin Oo
B.Sc (Chemistry),M.Sc (F1), Dip.Para- Medical
Science, DBM ,Cdip.AF(part1)ACCA UK.
Chairman
Myanmar Organic Agriculture Group
Senior Vice President Myanmar Fisheries Federation
Vice Chairman
Myanmar Shrimp Association
Chairman
Crab Entreprenuers Association
CEC /Joint Auditor
Union of Myanmar Chambers of Commerce
& Industry.
Patron
Nature Farming Development Association
MOAG
• MOAG established in 2006.
• For the development of organic agricultural
products by means of 3rd party certification.
• It is Voluntary not mandatory.
• MOAG has own standards and guidelines
which are equivalent to internationally
accepted standards, almost the same as
• EEC 834/2007 and EEC 1235/2008
and also with ISO 65.
MOAG
PATRONS
• FSWGFS
Certification Body
Advisory Council
Chairman
Secretary
FOSTA
Office Head
Auditor
AGRICULTURE
Inspectors
AQUACULTURE
LIVESTOCK
FOSTA
Myanmar Food Science & Technology Association
PERSPECTIVES
Organic farming
SYSTEM BASED
STANDARDS
GUIDELINES
MANAGEMENT
HRD/R&D
INSPECTION
CERTIFICATION
CAPACITY
BUILDING
VERIFICATION
FORUM/WORKSHOP/
SEMINAR
AUDITING
TRACEABILTY
LABELLING
ORGANIC MARKET
ACCESS
GLOBAL
LOCAL
Organic Agriculture
(Key Requirements)
Maintain soil fertility
No GMOs/ synthetic chemical inputs
Product traceability
Use of organic fertilizers and inputs
Conversion period
Traceability
Product Traceability
The ability to trace a product back through the
chain of production from the consumer to the
producer.
This can allow for quick recall in case of
contamination.
This requires labeling and documentation
throughout the supply chain.
Future Plan
MOAG will engage with international organizations
for transaction Certificates in the future.
e.g IFOAM accredited organization.
Also expect for the public-private partnership
body for the National Program.(PPP)
Basic requirements
For the Organic Farm
Soil analysis results and water quality test is essential.
Conversion period means:The time between the start of organic management
and certification of crops.
Usually it should be (3) years and sometimes (1)year,
depends on the land status and type of crops.
Inspection shall be carried out reasonable interval
before the first harvest.
Traceability records are essential and such principles,
standards and procedures must be in line with the SOP.
 Planning for ( management plan) organic
production.
 Verification ( certifying to )all of the above ( this
includes use of organic seeds, auditing,
traceability of products and labeling for the
market), and
 Maintaining organic integrity in the processing
systems used for organically produced products.
Modus operandi
• Registration at MOAG office
1.The farmers/farmer with his own consent to drive
his farm under the organic management system.
2. MOAG advise to make soil analysis together with
water quality test for his farm use .
(at reputable and competent laboratory.)
3. Land used status and area must be documented.
4. Physical examination has been made by MOAG for
the location .
5. Having received the acceptable results, the
farmer has to enter the contract/MOU with
MOAG, that he will follow the MOAG guidelines.
INSPECTION
6. MOAG permitted to use its LOGO depends on the
conditions of whether conversion or full-fledged
organic.
7. MOAG issues the organic Guideline manual to the
farmer and in case if necessary, special
instructions were given to the farmer for specific
purposes.
8. Inspection sub committee made at least two
times for single harvest .
9. Inspection has been made for the entire farm
which was registered under organic management
system of MOAG.
AUDITING
The inspector must produce the written report for his finding ( as
is- where-is)together with the electronic documents to the
auditing committee .
The auditing committee check the finding and evaluate whether
there is discrepancies, variances , differences and
malpractices occurred or not, and some cases which are not
in line with the guidences.
The final report ……. Submitted to the advisory council for the
final decision.
CERTIFICATION
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• As soon as the farmer start to implement its
organic management plan it has right to receive
the organic conversion certificate for the first
harvest and also for the second harvest depend
on its land status.
• After the successful completion of the third year
of organic cultivation MOAG will issue the
full-fledged certified organic cert: for the
respective crops.
HRD/R&D
• Since last eight years MOAG ……….
Organic Forum and Seminars
Workshop for Organic Farming methods and
Training for new farmers.
Application of Basic Bio-technology, and soil
microbiology.
Organic ?
• The Agricultural Technique which is
“Inorganic Chemical Free (OR) Restricted
utilization of Inorganic Chemical in Agriculture
“
• Naturally grown without using any inputs.
Cannot be recognized as “ORGANIC”
Because it is not fully correct.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC
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The terms organic which has been recognized
internationally , among the consumers and traders
must be matched with the following requirements as a
minimum in addition to the previous criteria.
Operation has been done under Standard Procedures.
(SOP)
Proper Management System including check and
balance and traceability records.
Bias free Third Party Verification / Certification
Organic/Biodynamic
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Very Scientific
Can modify by using advanced technology
Environmentally Friendly
Produce value-added products
Needs Good Management System
Already applied GAP
Bio-Digester
Organic Fertilizer
Dragon Fruits
Dragon fruit & long beans
Papaya
Thank You very
muchIndeed
U Hnin Oo
Chairman -MOAG
Annual Pesticides Use in Asia
(Source: FAO, 2006)
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Myanmar
DPR Korea
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
DPR Korea
Malaysia
Bangladesh
Philippines
Nepal
Vietnam
Cambodia
Pakistan
Philippines
Vietnam
Lao PDR
Nepal
Cambodia
Lao PDR
Korea
(Republic)
Thailand
Pakistan
India
India
Korea
(Republic)
China PR
China PR
Thailand
Malaysia
Value
Volume
~ $ 8.3 billion/year
~ 500,000 t a.i./year
Global Demand
Organic Movement is a long term
journey.
Every journey is started with first
step.
We are taking a foothold for this
journey.
.
•Integrity
• trust
• responsibility and
•sustainable development
are very important to reach the Win – Win situation
in line with the Globalization.
MOAG
.
PATRONS
3rd Party
Certification Body
Advisory Council
FSWG
Chairman
MCU
Vice
Chairman
MFSTA
PGS
Secretary
AGRICULTURE
Auditor
Inspectors
PGS
FSWG
MCU
MFSTA
Participatory Guranttee System
Food Security Working Group
Myanmar Consumer Union
Myanmar Food Science & Technology Association
INSPECTORS
AQUACULTURE
FARMER
GROUPS
LIVESTOCKS
Retailers
1
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Global Demand

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