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AnnouncementOctober 19, 2011


We are pleased to announce that our updated strategic plan is now available:


View 2010 - 2012 Strategic Plan: 2011 Refresh 


About the Updated Strategic Plan

An organization's strategic plan is most effective when it is a living document that is updated and refreshed as the organization achieves successes and identifies new needs. The National Organic Program's (NOP) 2010-2012 Strategic Plan was first released in August 2010, and was well-received across our communities of interest. Since the plan was released, many priorities outlined in the plan have been achieved:


  • Publication of multiple Rules
  • Publication and updates of the NOP Handbook

  • Release of this email service, the NOP Organic Insider
  • Launch of the NOP Quality Management System
  • Update of the NOP website with user-friendly content


In August 2011, the NOP team reconvened to refine the organization's strategy and to revalidate our current direction. This 2011 Refresh captures the work done in that team session, refining our 2010-2012 Strategic Plan to reflect the accomplishments achieved, and the priority projects ahead.


About the National Organic Program (NOP)

The NOP facilitates trade and ensures integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. Learn more.

About the NOP Organic Insider

The NOP Organic Insider is intended to inform the organic community on a wide range of NOP functions, including organic standards, accreditation and international activities, compliance and enforcement, the National Organic Standards Board, training events, and the Cost Share program.


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