Organic Rules and Certification

Principles of organic agriculture - SP CRAE 2002

Gonzalvez, Victor (2005) Principles of organic agriculture - SP CRAE 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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The Regulatory Council for Organic Farming in the Canarian Island (CRAE) has defined organic principles including an Agroecology definition. The scientific fundaments of organic farming is the agroecology, an integrated science that takes care of the study of agriculture from a holistic perspective: considering not only the technical or agronomic aspect, but also other dimensions: 2.) the societal 3) economic and 4.) environmental one. The aims of the agroecology are: to achieve that the agrarian activity is sustainable (able to maintain indefinitely in the time and by its own means, with the minimum of external support), from anyone of the four considered points of view. It can be download from the webpage: in spanish


CRAE have further defined organic principles within the EU Regulation 2092/91. The text is defining the agroecology as a fundament of organic agriculture considering social aspects, not included in the EU Regulation.


To include an holistic perspective in organic farming.

EU Regulation

Preamble and principles

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:General areas of Organic Agriculture > Principles
Country/Standard: Europe > Spain > Governmental regulation
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:477
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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