Organic Rules and Certification

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In Czech Republic the organic agricultural area of 312890 ha constituted 7.36% of the total farmed area, and the number of certified organic farmers, (1318) constituted 3.35% of the total number of farmers in 2007

The certification chain consists of the following bodies:

1 competent authority

Ministerstvo zemědělství České republiky, (Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic)

1 accreditation body

Cesky Institut pr Akreditaci, o.p.s., (Czech Accreditation Institute)

0 control authorities
3 private control bodies

KEZ o.p.s. (1363 organic operators, of wich 1054 farmers)

ABCERT AG ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

Biokont CZ, s.r.o. (662 organic operators, of wich 537 farmers)

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