MANILA, PhilippinesThe Philippines institutionalized organic agriculture through Republic Act No. 10068, or the Organic Agricultural Act of 2010.
The law was recently amended by Republic Act No. 11511 which introduced these provisions:
- Nationwide educational and awareness campaign on the benefits of consuming organic products
- Adoption of the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) as a community of group-based certification process, other than third party certification of organic products
- Protection of organic resources against contamination by genetically engineered organisms including crops, livestock and poultry and marine products
- Access to marketing by organic producers to ensure decent prices which would ensure organic ventures are profitable and sustainable