Organic Rules and Certification

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In Finland the organic agricultural area of 148760 ha constituted 6.49% of the total farmed area, and the number of certified organic farmers, (3971) constituted 5.82% of the total number of farmers in 2007

The certification chain consists of the following bodies:

1 competent authority

Maa ja Metsätalousministerio, (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)

0 accreditation bodies
3 control authorities

Elintarviketurvallisuusvirasto (EVIRA), (Finnish Food Safety Authority (EVIRA)) (3890 organic operators, of wich 3811 farmers)

Ålands Landskabsregering, Jordbruksbyrån, (Aaland Regional Government, (Department of Farming and Forestry), ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

Sosiaali- ja terveysalan lupa- ja valvontavirasto (Valvira), (National Supervisory Authority for welfare and Health, (Valvira)) (31 organic operators, of wich n/a farmers)

1 private control body

Luomuliitto ry, (Finnish Association for Organic Farming) ( organic operators, of wich farmers)

0 public standards owners
2 private standards owners

Luomuliitto ry, (Finnish Association for Organic Farming) ( operators)

Biodynaaminen yhdistys - Biodynamiska föreningen ry, (Finnish Biodynamic Association) (14 operators)

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