Local group is a group of 5 or more organic (or willing to convert) farmers living nearby. The local group acts as the fulcrum to the Participatory Guarantee System and collectively reviews each other.
Facilitation Council is a grassroots organization working with organic farmers especially small and marginal farmers. The Facilitation council facilitates the Participatory Guarantee System among Local Groups.
PGSOC Secretariat is the central administrative and executive body of PGSOC Society. PGSOC Secretariat is appointed by the PGSOC society.