The Alberta Organic Producers Association (AOPA) was initially formed in 1990 as OCIA Alberta Chapter # 1, with 26 members. In 2000 the membership had grown to 147 inspected
organic producers and processors with approximately 40 associate/supporting members. In 2003 a restructuring took place and the Alberta Organic Producers Association (AOPA) was formed. The certifying body for AOPA is the "Organic Crop Improvement Association International (OCIA) Inc". Membership is open to anyone interested in the production, processing, marketing and consumption of organic products.
With thousands of members in North America, Central and South America, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific Rim the Organic Crop Improvement Association International (OCIA) is one of the world's largest and most recognized organic certification agencies.
A non-profit, member-owned organization, OCIA is committed to providing its members with the highest quality organic certification, research and education services, as well as access to the global organic market.
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