Organic Rules and Certification

Standards owner, Bioverband Erde & Saat, Austria, 2009

Standards owner, Bioverband Erde & Saat, Austria, 2009. [Certification - Standards owners]

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Other (etc.) (Erde und Saat logo AT)

Name of these organic standards

Erde & Saat

Level of use of the organic standard


Comment on the use of the organic standard and additional subjects covered

Bioverband Erde & Saat was formed in Austria in 1988. The aim of the farmer association is to work together to take care of both the production, processing and marketing of their produce. There is high focus on training and cooperation among members.

Names of European countries and/or regions where these organic standards are used


Link to the most recent version of these organic standards if publicly available

Name of the organic standards owner

Bioverband Erde & Saat


Polsing 10, AT-4072 Alkoven, Austria




Links to authority/body web page and further information

Private or public organic standards owner


Type of standards owner

Farmer organisation

Comments on type of standards owner

Non profit organic farmers association with the aim to improve harmony between humans, animals and the natural environment.

Type of logo


Comments on logo and the certification and inspection system for the standard

Members must have a valid organic certification contract. The association may conduct additional unannounced inspections.

Total number of operators (incl. farmers) in the country certified according to these organic standards


Number of organic farmers certified according to these organic standards


Number of organic processors certified according to these organic standards


Special license fee claimed for the use of the logo apart from the certification costs


What is the price of the licence fee for various user categories (farmers, processors etc.)

Membership fees: 8.70 €/ha, 4.50 €/ha of pasture, 2.20 €/ha of fallow land or alpine meadows. Minimum 44 € per year.

Link to public price lists, if available

Annual turnover related to licence fees in €


Comments on employees in "full-time years" and turnover

Above indicated number of operators is the approximate number of members as indicated on the website.

Certification Systems Overview:Standards owners
Certification by country:Austria
Item type:Certification - Standards owners
ID Code:2034
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:09 May 2010 10:58
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 23:31

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