Formed in 1986, The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) supports the education of industry and consumers on organic, biodynamic and sustainable agricultural practices.
NASAA is committed to developing and maintaining organic standards; assisting operators in gaining organic certification; and conducting ongoing compliance supervision.
The scope of NASAA's standard covers the organic supply chain – from input manufacturers to producers, processors to wholesale and retail operations - ensuring organic integrity 'from paddock to plate'.
With a national office based in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, NASAA is a non-profit company limited by guarantee comprising an association of members and certified operators (over 1000).
NASAA Certified Organic (NCO)is a fully-owned subsidiary of The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia who provides the certification services.
Why should I certify through NASAA Certified Organic?
Quality and Integrity of Service.
Recognition both at home, and abroad.
NASAA Certified Organic (NCO) is widely acknowledged as the service leader in Certification. Our expert team are committed to providing high-level technical support to our licensed operators, providing advisory assistance supporting the conversion process and ongoing management under organic systems.
Our costs are competitive, with a pricing structure which serves to underpin the provision of the certification service, facilitating access throughout the world for NASAA certified product.
NCO is the nation's leading organic certifier – focused on providing quality, cost efficient organic certification services.
The expertise that we have developed, and the recognition and regard NCO holds internationally, ensures that you are in the most capable hands, whether your focus is on the domestic market or export trade.
Certification has been our focus since 1986. Let us make it Yours!
In addition to its domestic accreditation under the Department of Agriculture, NCO was the first Australian certification body to achieve accreditation through the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). NASAA also holds accreditation under the US National Organic Program (USNOP) and Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS).
NCO certification covers some 7 million hectares and over 900 licensed operators. In addition to certifying operations within Australia, NCO is the only Australian certifier with extensive operation overseas, certifying production and processing operations in Nepal, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Samoa, Malaysia, East Timor, Brazil, Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka – comprising over 12,500 small farmers. This international network ensures worldwide recognition for the NASAA label.