We remain faithful to our promise to the environment and the community. Therefore, we employ various methods in order to assure the validity of our organic agriculture and fair trade certifications.
- APPTA has trained a group of 17 different inspectors in Talamanca. This means that they visit all of the producers, collect information, observe violations of the rules and finally right a report on the state of the farm.
- We uphold and abide by the strict guidelines of the Eco-LOGICA association to assure access to organic markets and a quality product
Internal system of certification control(SIC):
The SIC is our organizational tool implemented for organic integrity control by following precise guidelines that are handled by the organization of producers (GPO)
Card of Commitment: The “contract” between each producer and SIC
Form for Visits:The receipt and verification of visits that must be made according to the annual plan
Internal Regulations: Set of internal rules for admission, sanctions and expulsion.
Plans: Graphic representation of the farm and its lots
Management Plan: Projections of activities to maintain fertility, fito-sanitary health and organic integrity of the farm
We host workshops of organic agriculture methodology and other forms of environmental education..