Organic Business Guide/Abbreviations


  • AELBI Agro Eco - Louis Bolk Institute
  • BDS Business Development Services
  • CAD Cash Against Documents
  • CB Certification body
  • CIF Carrier, insurance, freight
  • CFR Cost and Freight
  • FLO Fair trade Labelling Organisations
  • FOB Free on board
  • GMO Genetically modified organism
  • GPS Geographic Positioning System
  • ha Hectare
  • HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
  • ICS Internal Control System
  • IFOAM International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements
  • ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
  • JAS Japanese Agricultural Standards
  • NGO Non Governmental Organisation
  • NOP National Organic Programme (US)
  • OFT Organic & Fair trade
  • PO Producer organisation
  • PGS Participatory Guarantee System
  • SPS Sanitary and Phytosanitary
  • SWOT Method to analyze Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
  • USP Unique Selling Point