Registration of Agricultural Manufacturing Resources in Organic Farming
On a European level, the framework for organic production is set by Council Regulation 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products. Further requirements regarding organic farming are given by Commission Regulation 889/2008 of 5 September 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control.
Regulations and charters of organic farming associations often restrict the use of manufacturing resources compared to the EU organic farming regulation, for example. Compliance with regulations is monitored continuously by most associations. Certification procedures and certification costs for farmers as well as for products authorized for the use in accordance with a certain certificate vary widely, depending on the technical standard, mode of monitoring, extent of R&D activity, type of funding, or range and scope activities.