Organic Rules and Certification

Biodiversity, landscape - CH Regulation/Ordinance 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Biodiversity, landscape - CH Regulation/Ordinance 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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7% of the arable land in a farm must be dedicated to landscape diversification.


The requirement of 'compensatory ecological habitats' is a very specific Swiss standard. No similar paragraph is quoted in the EU Regulation 2092/91.


To support refuge areas for beneficials matches the holistic approach of organic farming, which is keen to take advantage of a sound and well balanced micro-ecosystem. The Ā«compensatory ecological habitatsĀ» should enhance a natural balance between noxious and benefical organisms. Furthermore ecologically diversified areas contribute to maintain genetic and biotic diversity and contributes to the landscape attractiveness.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Biodiversity and landscape

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Environmental care/environmental impact > Nature conservation
Environmental care/environmental impact > Landscape
Environmental care/environmental impact > Habitats
Environmental care/environmental impact
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Governmental regulation
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:239
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:57

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