Organic Rules and Certification

Conversion period, land for livestock production - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Conversion period, land for livestock production - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

IFOAM requires a conversion period of at least 12 months prior to pastures, meadows and products harvested therefrom being considered organic. Landless animal husbandry systems are prohibited. (5.1.)

Difference

IFOAM requires 12 months of conversion for pastures, whereas according to EU Regulation 2092/91 a reduction down to 6 months conversion period is possible for pastures and meadows.

Justification

In the context that a converson period enables the establishment of an organic management system IFOAM requires the longer conversion period than EU for pastures.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Conversion - Annex I A1
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Conversion - Annex I B2

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Conversion
Country/Standard:IFOAMS Basic standards
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
ID Code:828
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:25 Apr 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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