Organic Rules and Certification

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In Republic of Slovenia the organic agricultural area of 29322 ha constituted 6% of the total farmed area, and the number of certified organic farmers, (2000) constituted 2.65% of the total number of farmers in 2007

The certification chain consists of the following bodies:

1 competent authority

Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano. (Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry and Food).

1 accreditation body

Slovenska Akreditacija, (Slovenian Accreditation)

0 control authorities
3 private control bodies

Institut za kontrolo in certifikacijo UM (IKC-UM), Institute for the Control and Certification of University of Maribor (IKC-UM) (297 organic operators, of wich 270 farmers)

Bureau Veritas d.o.o. ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

Inštitut za kontrolo in certifikacijo v kmetijstvu in gozdarstvu Maribor (Institut KON-CERT), Institute of Inspection and Certification in Agriculture and in Silviculture (Institute KON-CERT Maribor) (1800 organic operators, of wich farmers)

0 public standards owners
2 private standards owners

Demeter zavod za biolosko-dinamico gospodarjenje ( operators)

Zveza zdruzenj ekoloskih kmetov Slovenije (ZZKS), Union of Slovenian Organic Farmers Associations (USOFA) (About 120 operators)

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

Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehano, (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food)