Organic Rules and Certification

Certification subsidies, AgrarMarkt Austria (AMA), Austria, 2009

Certification subsidies, AgrarMarkt Austria (AMA), Austria, 2009. [Certification - Subsidies ]

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Level of competence of the authority responsible for certification subsidies

National

Name of the authority/body

AgrarMarkt Austria (AMA)

Address

Dresdner Straße 70, AT-1200 Wien, Austria

Phone

+43 (0)1 33151 0

E-mail

office@ama.gv.at

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.ama.at

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

Subsidies for organic certification is administered by the AMA agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. Organic producers can apply for support of their certification costs, based on the actual costs charged by the certifier. Support is given to certified organic farmers, who are bound to a control period of at least five years.

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

Level of subsidies is based on the actual costs of certification. In the first years, the subsidies can be up to 80% of the actual costs with 5% less each year, up to a maximum period of 5 years. Maximum certification subsidy per farm: 700 €.

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

Österreichisches Programm zur Förderung und Entwicklung des ländlichen Raumes, 2007 to 2013

Links to information about subsidies

http://www.bio-austria.at/bio_bauern/umstellung/kontrolle, http://www.pklwk.at/partner/index.php?id=2500%2C1421157%2C%2C

Comments

Certifiers submit the certification costs directly to AMA. Joint AMA application with other subsidies for organic farming (ÖPUL). Since 2009 the application can be submitted for two years in one application form.

Certification Systems Overview:Certification subsidies
Certification by country:Austria
Operators:Farmers and horticulturists
Item type:Certification - Subsidies
ID Code:2031
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:13 Aug 2010 17:14
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 16:06

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