Organic Rules and Certification

Common land use - NL Skal Standards 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) Common land use - NL Skal Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Common land in the Netherlands is defined as land owned by an organisation that manages it, according to the EU Regulation on organic farming. These organisations are Staatsbosbeheer, Natuurmonumenten Nederland en De Provinciale Landschappen. They have to approve their appropriate land keeping with a certificate. Rule Text: Annex I, part B 1.8: By way of a second derogation from this principle, animals reared in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation may be grazed on common land.


The EU Regulation 2092/91 says nothing about a certificate indicating the provisions of the regulation.


Use of non-organic land should be avoided. These certificates prevent the use of chemicals etc.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Housing and free-range conditions - Annex I B8, see also Annex VIII

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Origin of animals
Country/Standard: Europe > The Netherlands > Skal
Principles:Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
ID Code:98
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:32

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