Organic Rules and Certification

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In Denmark the organic agricultural area of 145393 ha constituted 5.46% of the total farmed area, and the number of certified organic farmers, (2835) constituted 6.35% of the total number of farmers in 2007

The certification chain consists of the following bodies:

2 competent authorities

Plantedirektoratet, (Danish Plant Directorate)

Foedevarestyrelsen, (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration)

0 accreditation bodies
2 control authorities

Plantedirektoratet, (Danish Plant Directorate) (2730 organic operators, of wich 2607 farmers)

Foedevarestyrelsen (FVST), (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration) (916 organic operators, of wich 0 farmers)

1 private control body

Demeterforbundet (51 organic operators, of wich 24 farmers)

2 public standards owners

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (2730 operators)

Danish Plant Directorate (2730 operators)

1 private standards owner

Demeterforbundet i Danmark / Foreningen for Biodynamisk Jordbrug (51 operators)

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

Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

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