Organic Rules and Certification

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In Hungary the organic agricultural area of 122270 ha constituted 2.89% of the total farmed area, and the number of certified organic farmers, (1389) constituted 0.22% of the total number of farmers in 2007

The certification chain consists of the following bodies:

1 competent authority

Földmuvelésügyi és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium, (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)

1 accreditation body

Nemzeti Akkreditáló Testület (NAT), (National Accreditation Board (NAT))

0 control authorities
2 private control bodies

Biokontroll Hungária Nonprofit Kft. (1798 organic operators, of wich 1367 farmers)

Hungária Öko Garancia Kft. (99 organic operators, of wich 57 farmers)

0 public standards owners
1 private standards owner

Biokontroll Hungária Inspection and Certification Nonprofit Kft. ( operators)

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