Organic Rules and Certification

Certification subsidies, Scotland, UK, 2010

Certification subsidies, Scotland, UK, 2010. [Certification - Subsidies ]

Find additional information in attached files:

pdf (Information about claiming support for food quality assurance schemes )

Level of competence of the authority responsible for certification subsidies


Name of the region(s) for regional authorities


Name of the authority/body

The Scottish Government, Director General Rural Affairs, Environment and Services


Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ, UK


+44 (0)8457 741 or +44 (0)131


Links to authority/body web page and further information

Type of support - who can get support for certification and on which conditions

Farmers and growers can apply for support towards membership of a food quality assurance scheme, such as organic certification or other product certification schemes that are accredited under EN 45011. The support is only available for land managers that do not receive organic farming support under other measures of the Scottish Rural Development Programme. Claims made under these Land Management Options are not competitive, i.e. all eligible farmers will receive the grant.

Level of subsidies for payment of certification and/or inspection for the various operator types in national currency

50% of the joining fee or ongoing annual membership subscription of a food quality assurance scheme up to a maximum of 188 € (£ 150) (excl. VAT unless not registered for VAT).

Name of the subsidy scheme and the period it runs for:

Land Managers Options (LMO) as part of Scottish Rural Develoment Plan, 2007-2013.


The scheme is only open to farmers that do not receive other support for organic farming or conversion. Conversion / organic farming support is only avaialble on a competitive basis, i.e. only a limited number of applications in a certain region is likely to be approved. The scheme only applies in Scotland.

Certification Systems Overview:Certification subsidies
Certification by country:UK
Operators:Farmers and horticulturists
Item type:Certification - Subsidies
ID Code:1577
Deposited By:Susanne Padel
Deposited On:30 Jul 2010 14:45
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 17:06

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