Organic Rules and Certification

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In Netherlands the organic agricultural area of 47019 ha constituted 2.46% of the total farmed area, and the number of certified organic farmers, (1465) constituted 1.91% of the total number of farmers in 2007

The certification chain consists of the following bodies:

1 competent authority

Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit (Ministerie van LNV) Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

1 accreditation body

Raad voor Accreditatie/Dutch Accreditation Council

0 control authorities
1 private control body

Stichting Skal ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

0 public standards owners
0 private standards owners
Certification costs of organic farmers may be subsidized by the following authority

Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit (LNV), Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV)

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