- CERES CERES offers inspection and certification services in the areas of organic farming and food processing, good agricultural practice, good manufacturing practice in the food industry, organic textiles, and sustainable biofuel production. Click to learn more.
- Ecocert Southern Africa Ecocert Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd was registered in 2002 and is the only organic certification body with a dedicated office in Southern Africa (situated in Stellenbosch). The company’s head office in France, established in 1991, was one of the pioneers of organic certification. Ecocert has been involved in organic wine grape production and wine making in the Western and Northern Cape for many years. Click to learn more.
The BDAASA (The Biodynamic Association of Southern Africa) is a non-profit, voluntary association of individuals who are practicing and supporting, or simply interested in learning more about biodynamic farming, The BDAASA has initiated an apprenticeship programme for students of biodynamic farming, and has a well stocked library and book shop at their offices which are situated in Stellenbosch.
Bloublommetjieskloof Farm – named after the beautiful blue 'Babbejaantjie' flowers which carpet the area after the spring rains – has been farmed according to biodynamic principles for almost 60 years and has been Demeter certified since 2005.
Bloublommetjieskloof produces and sells the Biodynamic Compost and Spray Preparations that are used on biodynamic farms, as indicated by Rudolf Steiner.
The holistic Demeter requirements – the brand for products from Biodynamic Agriculture – exceed government mandated regulations. Not only do they exclude the use of synthetic fertilisers and chemical plant protection agents in agricultural crop production, or artificial additives during processing, but also require very specific measures to strengthen the life processes in soil and foodstuffs.
After spending three years researching the dysfunctional food system in South Africa and exposing many of the misleading claims, Sonia Mountford launched EATegrity at the end of 2015, helping you find integrity in the food chain.
Mountford has also been trained by IFOAM Organics International to be a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) facilitator and is a passionate advocate for Nutritional Food Security. She has recently been voted onto the SAOSO Steering Committee and helped develop the groundbreaking Eat Out Sustainable Restaurant Award and is a judge for this award.
EATegrity advocates for Traceable Transparency and Authenticity in claims. Enthusiastic about guiding and informing consumers through media, talks and social media, EATegrity focuses on educating consumers to have a clear understanding on the importance of supporting and protecting our smallholder and organic farmers. EATegrity believes that by growing an informed consumer base this will encourage meaningful change in our food system