Exciting News on QPM! ????

We’re thrilled to announce the successful completion of the Pilot Testing for the Draft Quality Planting Material (QPM) Certification Standard at ITC Ltd. in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.

???? Date: 12th-13th September 2023

???? Location: ITC Ltd., Rudrapur, Uttarakhand

Our mission to enhance the quality of planting material in agriculture and forestry is gaining momentum. The purpose of this pilot testing was to assess the applicability of the QPM Certification Standard among nurseries and to identify any challenges in its implementation.

???? The Draft QPM Standard was meticulously developed with input from a multi-stakeholder Standard Development Group (SDG) and underwent public consultation. The valuable inputs and suggestions gathered during this pilot testing will further refine the Standard.

???? Our dedicated assessment team for pilot testing was led by third party certification body i.e., GICIA India Pvt. Ltd who conducted field visits, engaged with staff, and met local farmers to gain real-world insights into the Standard’s applicability.

???? We extend our heartfelt appreciation to ITC Ltd. and all stakeholders for their active participation in this crucial initiative. Your feedback and insights will guide us in finalizing the QPM Certification Standard for the benefit of agriculture and forestry sectors.

Stay tuned for updates as we continue our journey towards promoting high-quality planting material and sustainability in agriculture and forestry! ????????