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
  • IOAS for the Canada Organic Regime (COR), and IACB European Union Equivalent Standards (EU), and  Reglamento de la Ley de Productos Orgánicos (LPO) for Canada, European, and Mexico market access
  • MAFF to meet Japanese Organic Agricultural Standards (JAS) for Japan market access
  • SENASA for the Technical Regulations for Organic Products for Peru market access
  • Mexico Secretary of Agriculture (SAGARPA) for Reglamento de la Ley de Productos Orgánicos (LPO) for Mexico market access
  • IOAS for ISO/IEC Guide 17065


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