Organic Rules and Certification

Full farm conversion - CH regulation/Ordinance 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Full farm conversion - CH regulation/Ordinance 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The whole farm must be under organic management

Difference

The Swiss Ordinance requires full farm conversion. In exceptional cases split production of fruit crops and vine as conventional crops on a organic farm can be admitted. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does allow split production (conventional and organic by the same manager) for all branches in a farm.

Justification

In order not to jeopardize the credibility of organic farming in the consumers perception and in order to minimise the danger of fraud in the farms, the Swiss Ordinance generally insists in full organic management of all areas in an operation.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Conversion - Annex I A1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion > Whole farm conversion
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:235
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:57

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