ARSO Certification Schemes:
1. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Food Crops Certification Scheme
This standard/Scheme establishes good agricultural practices (GAP) for food crop production such as vegetables, fruits, field crops, spices and herbs for food in every step of production at farm level in order to obtain good quality produce, safe and fit for consumption by taking environment, health, safety and welfare of workers into account.
2. African Traditional Medicine -Medicinal Plant Produce Certification Scheme
Interest in traditional systems of medicine and, in particular herbal medicines, has increased substantially in both developed and developing countries over the past two decades and global and national markets for medicinal herbs have been growing rapidly worldwide.
The safety and quality of raw medicinal plant materials and finished products depend on factors that may be classified as intrinsic (genetic) or extrinsic (environment, collection methods, cultivation, harvest, post-harvest processing, transport and storage practices).