Organic Rules and Certification

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In Estonia the organic agricultural area of 79530 ha constituted 8.77% of the total farmed area, and the number of certified organic farmers, (1220) constituted 5.23% of the total number of farmers in 2007

The certification chain consists of the following bodies:

1 competent authority

P├Állumajandusamet, Mahep├Állumajandus, (Ministry of Agriculture, Organic Farming Department)

0 accreditation bodies
2 control authorities

Pollumajandusamet, (Agricultural Board) (1021 organic operators, of wich 1010 farmers)

Veterinaar- Ja Toiduamet (VTA), Veterinary and Food Board ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

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