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A study of accredited certification organizations under the National Organic Program
Chonaiew, Sara Miller.
Weible, Christopher M.
Carter, David P. (David Paul)
Brett, John A.
University of Colorado Denver. School of Public Affairs.
Indiana University. School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
The report discusses findings from a study designed to capture the experiences of USDA accredited certification organizations in implementing the National Organic Program (NOP) regulation. Data for this study were collected through formal interviews and an online survey of NOP accredited certification organizations. In the spring of 2013, the research team conducted interviews with 11 such organizations. These interviews helped researchers identify implementation challenges and successes, develop survey questions, and explore relationships between the certifiers and the Accredited Certifiers Association. Following the interviews, an online survey was sent to representatives at 88 accredited certification organizations. Forty three survey responses were received for a response rate of 48.9%.
report presented to the Accredited Certifiers Association ; Saba Siddiki, Sara Miller Chonaiew, Christopher M. Weible, David P. Carter, John Brett.
Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed November 2019)
National Organic Program (U.S.).
1 online resource (52 pages) : illustrations