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Sustainability, tropical plantations - DE Naturland Standards 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Sustainability, tropical plantations - DE Naturland Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Sustainability in plantations with tropical crops has to be ensured by the creation of agroforestry systems with extended biodiversity and specific measures to avoid soil erosion. Organic wastes have to be recycled in the agricultural production system and effluents from the wet-processing of coffee have to be purified. (NL standards on production, Part B.VIII. Permanent tropical plantations: 3. Sustainability of the cultivation system 4. Special processing methods

Difference

The NATURLAND standard is more detailed than the EU Regulation 2092/91. The requirements to avoid erosion and enhance biodiversity are not explicitly mentioned within the EU Regulation. Specific requirements of organic tropical cultivation systems are not regulated.

Justification

This refers to the ecological principle of organic farming. Tropical farming systems are of increased ecological vulnerability.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Special plant production standards - not in EC Reg

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Environmental care/environmental impact
Perennial crops > Agroforestry
Perennial crops > Fruit orchards
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:352
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:02

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