Organic Rules and Certification

Biodiversity, landscape - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005

Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2005) Biodiversity, landscape - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

There are specific recommendations and requirements for managing semi-natural habitats, trees, woodland, farm buildings and water resources. Soil Association Standards include detailed management recommendations and requirements, in separate sections, for semi-natural habitats, trees and woodland, farm buildings, and water resources. For each of these categories, the standards explain the main issues, including the wildlife and other conservation benefits, the recommendations for best practice management, and the basic requirements that producers must adhere to. The exception to this is for water resources, for which there are basic requirements but no recommendations. Soil Association Certification Limited is currently proposing a more detailed set of new recommendations and requirements for management of watercourses, water resources, soil and ground water, surface water, storage and abstraction, and irrigation. (Soil Association Organic Standards. Paragraphs 4.5.18-4.5.31.)

Difference

Soil Association standards contain detailed recommendations and requirements not included in the EU Regulation 2092/91. EU Regulation includes no specifically relevant requirements or recommendations.

Justification

Semi-natural habitats, trees and woodland, farm buildings, and water resources are all important for wildlife and conservation management.

EU Regulation

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

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 > Habitats
Environmental care/environmental impact
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Soil Association Organic Standards
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:258
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:18 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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