Understanding Regenerative Organic Certification

Regenerative Organic is a certification program that recognizes farmers and processors who go beyond organic standards to promote soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness. The certification program is based on three pillars:

  • Organic: farmers must meet the standards set by the National Organic Program (NOP)
  • Regenerative: farmers must use regenerative agricultural practices that go beyond organic standards to improve soil health, biodiversity and resilience of the ecosystem
  • Fair: farmers must provide fair treatment, including fair pay and fair working conditions for workers.

This certification process includes on-site inspections and audits, as well as testing of soil health, animal welfare and fair labor practices. The certification program is intended to encourage farmers to adopt sustainable, regenerative practices that not only improve soil health and biodiversity but also help mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon in soil.