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Organic Agriculture Certificate
 


Many explanations and definitions can be made for organic farming. All of these indicate that the agricultural activity involved is a system based on ecosystem management rather than external agricultural inputs. Organic farming activities are systems that begin to consider potential environmental and social impacts by eliminating the use of synthetic inputs such as synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, veterinary drugs, genetically modified seeds and strains, preservatives, additives and lighting. These activities are carried out with site-specific management practices that preserve and increase soil fertility in the long term and prevent pests and diseases. Agricultural activities carried out according to these criteria are certified with an organic agriculture certificate issued by authorized institutions.

 

Organic farming certificate is a type of certification based on consumer and market activities. In this system, products are clearly identified through certification and labeling. Consumers can make an informed decision about how organically certified food is produced, processed, prepared and marketed. Therefore, we can say that consumers have a strong influence on organic production. It would not be wrong to define activities certified with organic agriculture certificate as service-oriented agriculture. Many countries have government subsidies for organic farming to produce environmental products and services in the context of reducing groundwater pollution or increasing biodiversity. One of the most important addressees of the Organic Agriculture Certificate is undoubtedly the farmers. Many of today´s farmers believe that traditional farming methods are unsustainable; believes that alternative forms of production are needed to increase family health, farm economies and self-confidence. In this context, in many developing countries, organic farming has been adopted as a method to increase household food safety and reduce input costs.

 

It is worth mentioning an important point about organic farming: Organic farming systems and products do not always have to be certified. Even though products with organic farming output are not certified, they can be offered for sale without price discrimination. Especially in developed countries, small-scale farmers are developing direct sales channels to offer non-certified organic products to consumers. However, large-scale producers generally want to seize the competition in the market by certifying their products with organic agriculture certificate.

 

Scope of Organic Agriculture Certificate


It would be wrong to see the purpose of organic agriculture as only producing healthier products. Because, this method has long-term goals such as making agricultural activities sustainable, preventing climate change, and ensuring the development of ecological tourism. If we evaluate the Organic Agriculture Certificate and related studies in this context, we can list the general objectives as follows:


1. To produce healthy and safe foods for consumers.
2. To make agricultural activities human, animal, nature and environment friendly.
3. To ensure the continuation of the natural balance and ecological order.
4. To help preserve the biological, physical and chemical properties of the soil.
5. To use natural resources in the most efficient way.
6. Increasing employment in agricultural activities; but to use the workforce in the most efficient way.
7. To allow producers to organize among themselves.
8. Developing new agricultural techniques and making the most effective use of technology.
9. As one of the most important goals of organic agriculture, to leave a better world to future generations.

Beyond the purposes of product validation, authorization and meeting legal requirements, it is actually aimed to build a more livable world with the organic agriculture certificate. In this context, every certified producer and every consumer who only buys products with organic farming certificate, in fact, supports the protection of our world and leaving a world where future generations can benefit from resources adequately.
 

How to Obtain Organic Agriculture Certificate?


There are many organizations that provide training, consultancy and certification services related to organic agriculture certificate. It is beneficial for businesses that want to have a certificate to work only with organizations that provide the necessary accreditation. If you work with a company that has expertise and experience in organic farming, it will shorten the certification process and make it easier.

General information on the certification process However, it consists of application, documentation, inspection and certification steps. After the application is made, after the price offer and contract phase is passed, the applicant enterprise is required to send some documents related to their work and stakeholders to the organization that will make the certification. Subsequently, some inspections are carried out in order to examine the requirements of organic agriculture at the farm sites. If there is no problem as a result of these inspections, a positive report is prepared. Based on the approval of this report, an organic agriculture certificate is given to the applicant business.


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