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Competent authority, Ministero Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali (MIPAAF), Italy, 2009

Competent authority, Ministero Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali (MIPAAF), Italy, 2009. [Certification - Competent authority]

Find additional information in attached files:

pdf (Italian Organic Report 2007)

Level of authority

National Authority

If regional - then write the name of the region

MIPAAF has the overall responsibility for supervision of the Italian organic control system, but it has delegated the supervision to the region and/or province authorities.

Name of the authority/body

Ministero Politiche Agricole e Forestali,(MIPAFF), (Ministry for Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies)


Via XX Settembre no. 20, IT-00187 Roma, Italy


+39-06 46651


Links to authority/body web page and further information

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Paolo Torelli; e-mail:

Responsibilities as concerns organic certification

Supervising certification of all operators

Describe the "other" responsibilities

Other responsibilities regarding organic agriculture: Promotion, norms, application of the Dlgs 220/95 (Italian law for the application of the EC Reg. 2092/91),including the sanction system. The work on the new decree that implements the EC Reg, 834/2007 as amended, is still in progress.

Link to the most recent annual report (in accordance with the EU Organic Regulation) or pdf file to be uploaded later under "upload"

Number of employees (full time, part time, freelancers) in "full-time years" involved in the implementation of the organic certification scheme in the country (incl. staff providing statistics to the EU according to EU Reg. 834/2007).

6 full time years for MiPAAF.

Certification Systems Overview:Competent authorities
Certification by country:Italy
Item type:Certification - Competent authority
ID Code:1906
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:20 Oct 2009 21:49
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 14:12

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