Organic Rules and Certification

Seed and plant material, origin - CH Regulation/Ordinance 2005

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

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Summary

Seeds, plants and plant propagating material must come from organic holdings. Only if non availability is proven can non-organic sources be used. Government requires to establish a list of available organic seed in a database (OrganicXsees-database provided by FIBL).

Difference

Swiss Ordinance requires evidence that seed was ordered by the user in good time. EU Regulation 2092/91 has similar rules for seed source, but does not require evidence of the ordering timescale.

Justification

In order to enhance the efforts for organic seed production, also farmers are forced to actively search sources of organic seed.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Seeds and seedlings - see Art. 6a

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Seed production /Seedlings
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:243
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:57

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