About OCIA


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The Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA International) is a nonprofit, member-owned, organic certification organization and an accredited world leader in the certified organic industry. OCIA provides certification services to thousands of organic farmers, processors and handlers in North, Central and South America, and Asia.

OCIA Certified Organic Agricultural Land:

  • Over 1.2 million acres of certified organic farm land worldwide

Global Market Access with Accreditation by:

  • USDA for the U.S. National Organic Program (NOP) for US market access
  • International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) for the Canada Organic Regime (COR) and European Union Equivalent Standards (EU) for Canada and European market access
  • MAFF to meet Japanese Organic Agricultural Standards (JAS) for Japan market access
  • CAEQ for the scopes of the Canada Organic Regime (Régime Bio-Canada) and the Quebec Organic Food Control System (Système de contrôle québécois des produits biologiques) for operations located in Quebec
  • SENASA for the Technical Regulations for Organic Products for Peru market access
  • International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for ISO/IEC Guide 65


Assisting growers/producers, processors, brokers, and traders to verify organic products for access to:

  • BioSuisse organic regulations in Switzerland
  • UTZ Certified for sustainable and organic coffee, cocoa, and tea operations
  • Smithsonian Bird Friendly for coffee operations
  • Shade-Grown for coffee operations under the OCIA Standards Program