19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020



30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years

24 July 2020
The future of organic farming and the environment

All to play for if full benefits of organic farming for wildlife, the environment and health are to be realised



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

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

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