Organic Rules and Certification

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In Italy the organic agricultural area of 1150253 ha constituted 9.05% of the total farmed area, and the number of certified organic farmers, (45231) constituted 2.69% of the total number of farmers in 2007

The certification chain consists of the following bodies:

1 competent authority

Ministero Politiche Agricole e Forestali,(MIPAFF), (Ministry for Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies)

1 accreditation body


0 control authorities
18 private control bodies

Bioagricert (6366 organic operators, of wich 5879 farmers)

BIOS (2889 organic operators, of wich 2652 (producers and producers/ farmers)

BIOZOO ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

Codex S.R.L. (1411 organic operators, of wich 1172 farmers)

Ecocert Italia (3875 organic operators, of wich 3620 farmers)

Ecosystem International Certificazioni s.r.l. ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

CCPB (3595 organic operators, of wich 2712 farmers)

Suolo e Salute (10402 organic operators, of wich 9737 farmers)

Sidel ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

QC&I International Services (2392 in 2008 organic operators, of wich 2112 farmers)

Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione - IMC (4275 organic operators, of wich 3961 farmers)

ABC Fratelli Bartolomeo Società semplice (987 in 2007 organic operators, of wich farmers)

ANCCP - Agenzia Nazionale Certificazione Componenti e Prodotti (142 organic operators, of wich farmers)

Certiquality ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale (ICEA), (Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certifiation) (11801 organic operators, of wich 10051 farmers)

ABCERT AG ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

IMO Gmbh ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

Kontrollservice BIKO Tirol ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

0 public standards owners
4 private standards owners

Demeter Italia (221 operators)

Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica (148 operators)

Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale (15 operators)

Associazione Marchigiana per l'Agricoltura Biologica ( operators)

Certification costs of organic farmers may be subsidized by the following authorities

Regione Basilicata, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Basilicata, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Calabria, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Calabria, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Campania, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Campania, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Emilia Romagna, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Emilia Romagna, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Autonomous Region of Friuli - Venice - Giulia, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Liguria, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Liguria, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Lombardia, Assessorato all'agricoltura, (Region of Lombardy, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Marche, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Marche, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Molise, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Molise, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Piemonte, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Piedmont, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Department og Agriculture)

Regione Toscana, Assessorato all'Agricoltu, (Region of Tuscany, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Umbria, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Umbria, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Abruzzo, Assessorato all'Agricultura, (Region of Abruzzo, Department of Agriculture)

Regionde del Veneto, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Veneto, Department of Agriculture)

Region of Lazio, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Region of Lazio, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Autonoma Valle D'Aosta, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Autonomous Region of Aosta Valey, Department of Agriculture)

Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Alto Adige, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, (Autonomous Province of Trento, south Tyrol, Department of Agriculture)

Regione Siciliana, Assessorato all'Agricoltura, Region of Sicily, Department of Agriculture)