The new legislation on organic farming, which has entered into force on January 1, 2022, aims to reflect the evolution of the sector to its rapid growth, guaranteeing fair competition for farmers and, at the same time, avoiding fraud and maintaining trust. of consumers.
The CAECV has organized three online information days to report on the novelties of Regulation (EU) 2018/848, in which around 600 people have participated.
The new regulation pursues a series of objectives:
- Simplify production rules thanks to the progressive elimination of a series of exceptions and exclusions.
- Strengthen the control system through stricter preventive measures and rigorous controls throughout the entire supply chain.
- Producers from non-EU countries will have to meet the same standards as EU producers.
- Extend the scope of application of organic production standards to a broader list of products (for example, salt, cork, beeswax, mate, vine leaves and hearts of palm) and incorporate new standards of production for deer and rabbits.
- Certification will be easier for small farmers thanks to a new group certification system.
- Take a more uniform approach to reduce the risk of accidental contamination by pesticides.
- Progressively eliminate the exemptions applicable to production in demarcated beds in greenhouses.
Below we put at your disposal a series of slides that summarize the main novelties of the New Regulation:
In addition, we also provide you with the presentation that has been projected during the aforementioned conferences:
Finally, you can also view the full day through the following link: