Working with nature is always a learning experience, one in which you can never be perfect, but you can always be better.  This is the fundamental idea that informs our rigorous and idealistic principles.  Out of these principles our standards are designed to support farmers, processors and traders in developing their business in sustainable ways, focusing on quality and value with the aim of care and stewardship for people and the planet.

For more than 50 years BDA Certification has been assuring quality practice in biodynamic food and farming. Since the 1990’s, when the European organic standards were established, BDA Certification has also been offering certification to organic standards alongside the more demanding Demeter – biodynamic standards.

We don’t see certification as simply a box ticking exercise in bureaucracy but a way that we can help our licensees think through their business, their practice and organisation and see ways in which they can do better.  Meeting our standards demonstrates to consumers how your principles are working in your business.

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization – Daniel Webster

BDA Certification Newsletters

Spring 2021 newsletter

July 2020 newsletter

January 2020 newsletter

Summer 2019 newsletter

Biodynamic Federation – Demeter International newsletters

Demeter international website

Biodynamics in the World – BFDI newsletter April 2021

To read our Quality Manual, please click on the link below

Demeter and BDA Certification Quality Manual Version 12

Our Team

We are a team of dedicated individuals, all with a passion for good farming and good food. Our staff body, from our hand picked inspectors to our certification, project and technical officers are all experts in organic and Demeter – biodynamic standards and have a thorough understanding of the principles they represent.   We pride ourselves on understanding the challenges you face, encouraging and supporting you and your business to develop according to your vision and aims, while at the same time maintaining the robust integrity that is vital to our standards.



Our Licensees

We are incredibly proud of all of our licensees.  There is a list below in case you want to see who they are, or more details can be found for our individual licensees on Bio-C.

Operator List

We are working on a list which clarifies which licensees are Demeter and organic certified, this will be coming soon.  In the meantime, if you would like to see which of our licensees are Demeter certified, you can also take a look at the Demeter International database for products and organisations that are Demeter certified.

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Contact us

Our office, which is based in Stroud in Gloucestershire, is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We aim to respond to emails within 2 working days, if your enquiry needs urgent attention then please phone the office on the number below.

Painswick Inn Project, Gloucester Street, Stroud, Glos GL5 1QG
Tel: + 01453 766296

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