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Can certification encourage organic operators to become better organic operators?

Padel, Susanne (2011) Can certification encourage organic operators to become better organic operators? In: Organic is Life. Paper presented at 17th IFOAM world congress. Namyanju, Republic of South Korea, Systems value track- Standards and verification.

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The paper explores whether an organic control system could include elements of an improvement standard as compared to the current minimum requirement standards. It is based on a review of rules of organic certification and of literature. The discussion explores whether an approach of agreeing individual improvement targets between operator and certification body could allow the consideration of some areas of the organic principles that are currently not audited in the form of minimal certification requirements. Such a system would allow the determination of whereof whether an operator is on the way to making improvements and strengthen operators’ responsibility.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:certification, progress standard, responsiblity, output assessment
Subjects: Farming Systems > Social aspects
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Research affiliation: European Union > CertCost
International Conferences > 2011: IFOAM OWC - Organic is Life
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC)
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:207727
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:19634
Deposited On:17 Nov 2011 17:42
Last Modified:28 Nov 2011 14:44
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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