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  • Title of document: PGS Guidelines “How Participatory Guarantee Systems can develop and function”


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    Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: IFOAM

    Year of publication: 2008

    Geographic focus: Global level

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    This publication was commissioned and funded by IFOAM through its “IFOAM-Growing Organic” program (I-GO), funded by Hivos, Netherlands and the “Fund for Sustainable Biodiversity Management” of the Dutch Government, managed by Hivos and NOVIB

    This document illustrates the commonalities of these many PGSs and should be read in conjunction with the IFOAM publications “Participatory Guarantee Systems - Case Studies from Brazil, India, New Zealand, USA” and Participatory Guarantee System FAQs”