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In order to meet certification requirements, IBD relies on a team of specialized inspectors that audit agricultural properties and production processes to verify conformity of cultivation and/or processes with organic and biodynamic production norms.

Certification requires a series of precautions, such as the detoxification of the soil for 1 to 3 years in areas under transition from chemical to organic agriculture, the absence of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, attention to ecological aspects (for example, the conservation of Permanent Preservation Areas through reforestation of riparian forests), preservation of native species and natural springs, respect for Indian reserves and social standards based on international labor agreements, humane treatment of animals, and, for the Fair Trade Ecosocial standards, involvement with social and environmental conservation projects.

The certification process is of fundamental importance to the viability of organic agriculture, serving as an important tool for stimulating ecological and social awareness. In this sense, IBD, aware of its responsibility as an agent of social transformation, financially supports agricultural research projects as well as projects in assistance and monitoring for small farmers.

Inspection

Through regular monitoring activities, IBD acts to promote equilibrium between economic activities and environmental conservation. Under the socioenvironmental certification scopes, large certified projects maintain reforestation programs and projects aimed at protecting wildlife, such as nurseries for the production of native species, reforestation projects in riparian areas, the creation of wildlife corridors, the protection of water resources, fire prevention programs for conserving native vegetation, and the raising of animals at risk of extinction for repopulation of natural habitats.

Certification contributes to a process of profound transformation of the agricultural and industrial environment. Social responsibility is stimulated and companies are motivated to provide fair wages, dignified working conditions, and professional training and retraining, causing a positive impact on the quality of life for workers.

Family Agriculture

Among family farmers, organic and socioenvironmental agriculture has been stimulating productive systems based on the use of existing tree species, agroforestry systems, which have proven a viable alternative for environmental and energetic sustainability.

Through the formation of producer groups, the participation of small farmers within the certification process has become viable. Farmers are recognized in many cases as those responsible for maintaining ecosystems, conserving the forests, rivers, and wildlife.

Segments served

• Apiculture
• Meat and Dairy Cattle
• Fish farming and aquaculture
• Food processing
• Agricultural production
• Cosmetics
• Material inputs
• Raw materials for cosmetics
• Production of sanitizers
• Wine Production
• Textiles
• Non Genetically Modified Products
• Restaurants and hotels
• Forestry and other wild harvested products

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