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Conversion period, start date - NL Skal Standards 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) Conversion period, start date - NL Skal Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The conversion period starts at the date set by SKAL. This date will be the day that the contribution to SKAL is paid by the producer / farmer.

Difference

SKAL sets the start date by financial contribution to SKAL, whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 says it has to be 2 years before sowing. See Rule Text: "Annex I, part a) 1.1: The principles laid down in Article 6(1)(a), (b) and (d) and set out in particular in this Annex must normally have been applied on the parcels during a conversion period of at least two years before sowing, or, in the case of grassland, at least two years before its exploitation as feeding stuff from organic farming, or, in the case of perennial crops other than grassland, at least three years before the first harvest of products as referred to in Article 1(1)(a)."

Justification

A certain starting point has to be given.

EU Regulation

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

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion > Conversion definitions
Country/Standard: Europe > The Netherlands > Skal
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:93
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:51

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