ORGANIC FARMING

Organic farming is a set of farm management and food production that combines the best environmental practices, a high degree of biodiversity, the conservation of natural resources, the application of high standards in animal welfare and production that responds to consumer preferences in products produced by natural methods and processes. It is a production system based on crop rotation, the recycling of plant residues and animal manure, the green fertilization, the rational use of agricultural machinery and biological ways of dealing with plant pests and parasites and is defined as the use of the production method in accordance with EC Regulation 834/2007 at all stages of production, manufacture and distribution.

Organic farming aims to achieve the following general goals:

  • the establishment of a sustainable agricultural management system which:
    • respects the systems and cycles of nature and maintains and improves the soil, water, plants and animals as well as the balance among them;
    • contributes to a high level of biodiversity;
    • makes responsible use of energy and natural resources, such as water, soil, living matter and atmospheric air;
    • meets high standards of animal welfare and, in particular, satisfies the special behavioral needs of different animal species
  • the production of high-quality products
  • the production of a wide variety of food and other agricultural products which responds to the consumers’ demand for products produced through processes that do not harm the environment, human health, plant and animal welfare or their living conditions.

Through the organic certification the possibility of better promotion of the products abroad exporting them at the same time, while over time a reduction in the required cost of your production will be achieved, due to the reduced inputs in your crops.

Every stakeholder that:

  • Produces
  • Handles
  • Stores
  • Imports from a third country
  • markets

before marketing organic or in conversion to organic production products must apply for certification under the control and certification system

The affiliation process in the Control and Certification System includes the following steps:

01

Stakeholders are informed through information exchange

02

Submission of application form

03

Application review

04

Private agreement signing

05

Inspection

06

Decision of compliance

07

Certificate issue

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