5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting

2 July 2019
Trees and Livestock - Buckinghamshire

Agroforestry Innovation Network Meeting



16 May 2019
Organic farming statistics 2018

Defra releases estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the UK

10 May 2019
Agroecological transitions

Five case studies of farmers' experiences published



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

CERTCOST recommendations published

Category: News
2 March 2012

A well-functioning certification system is necessary for a well-functioning organic market. Therefore, the goal of the organic certification system is to gain consumer trust in the organic integrity of the product s/he buys.

The now completed CERTCOST project provides six key recommendations (External PDF 1.5MB) on how to improve the certification system, targeting organic operators, control bodies, competent authorities in Member States and other stakeholders.

A separate synthesis report (External PDF 1.1MB) summarises the main results of the CERTCOST project and briefly describes the research process involved.

ORC has been a partner in the project since 2009 results from our engagement can be found here.

Keywords: Organic certification non-compliance

Return to Archive