Organic Rules and Certification

Biodiversity, landscape - CH Demeter Standards 2005

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

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Summary

DEMETER requires a vast diversification within the farm and requires at least 7% of farm land being dedicated to ecological diversified areas.

Difference

The requirement of 'compensatory ecological habitats' is a very specific DEMETER standard in Switzerland, as this requirement is also required by the government from all Swiss farms which get direct payments. No similar pargraph is quoted in the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

A diversified landscape underlines the individuality of the farm and supports the prosperous development of beneficials within the farm considered as an organism.

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
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Demeter
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:289
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:58

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