Organic Rules and Certification

All differences in one table by country standards

  • Organic regulations/standards by region
    • Europe
      • Slovenia
        • SI BIODAR
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Title Description Difference Justification and Comments
Free range conditions, access - SI BIODAR Standards
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SI BIODAR standards require that the animals have access to free-range, open-air exercise areas or open-air runs for a minimum of 200 days/year distributed evenly throughout all the seasons (4.10.4) or at least once a week if the farm is fulfilling the animal needs index by Bartussek.
SI BIODAR standards require that animals have access to free-range, open-air exercise areas or open-air runs for a specified minimum number of days/year.the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not specify the minimum time (Annex I. B. 8.). The provision should ensure that the farmer provides the animals with enough outside exercise especially in the winter-time.
Full farm conversion - SI BIODAR 2002
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SI BIODAR standards require a successful whole farm conversion as a condition for the use of BIODAR logo, with the only possible exception of beekeeping.
BIODAR standards do not allow a parallel production of different production branches in the farm, with exception of beekeeping (1.1), whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 does allow a split conventional and organic production by the same manager. Whole farm conversion is a measure to guarantee transparency of organic production to the consumer and minimize fraud or unwanted pollution. Another important reason is the low average size of Slovenian farms that makes a controllable split production hardly possible.