COBWA is a cohesive industry group advancing certified organic and biodynamic systems into food and fibre markets, to benefit the nations health, and the wellbeing of current and future generations.
WHY CERTIFICATION MATTERS
Organic and biodynamic food production is founded on the principle of producing food in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way.
While many producers claim to use organic or biodynamic “principles” or “practices”, only a few have made the extra commitment required to gain and maintain certification. For a consumer, the certification of an organic or biodynamic product signifies the integrity of that product.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CERTIFIED?
Achieving organic or biodynamic certification requires meeting and maintaining the standards prescribed by one of Australia’s five private certifiers, who base their certification standards on the National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce published by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. All certifiers are accredited by DAWE.Read more
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To grow and advance the certified organic and biodynamic industry in Western Australia. Encourage and promote certification of organic producers.
Gather and share knowledge to advance certified organic and biodynamic farm systems and practices to producers, handlers, processors and consumers.
Expound organic farm systems and practices to deliver innovative carbon farming and climate change adaptation outcomes.
Develop and advocate nature-based science and research to advance organic and biodynamic farm systems and practices under WA conditions.
Work with industry groups and government to build greater understanding of our farming systems.
One of COBWA's key aims is to share knowledge of organic and biodynamic farming systems and principles with industry and consumers.
COBWA and Wheatbelt NRM have created a database of suppliers of bio-amendments suited for use in Australian certified organic food production systems. The database can be accessed here.Resources
COBWA was formed to grow the organics industry in WA by bringing together all sectors and levels of the organics industry, from experienced producers to those just starting out, and from suppliers of products and knowledge to processors and consumers of organic food and fibre.ABOUT COBWA