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Dataset | 6 April 2016

Organic crop production by crops (from 2012 onwards)

Data on organic crop production from fully converted areas by crop expressed in tonnes.

Farming is considered to be organic if it complies with "Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 (OJ No L 189/2007) on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91". "Organic farming" can be defined as a method of production which places the highest emphasis on environmental protection and, with regard to livestock production, animal welfare considerations. It avoids or largely reduces the use of synthetic chemical units such as fertilisers, pesticides, additives and medicinal products. Organic farming differs from other agricultural production methods in the application of regulated standards (production rules), compulsory control schemes and a specific labelling scheme.

Data are collected by national Certification and Control bodies on the basis of the harmonised questionnaire.

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