LEADING ECOLOGICAL CERTIFICATIONS IN EUROPE

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The importance of Ecological Certifications and Zero Waste Products is becoming increasingly relevant and interesting both in the final consumer and companies.

Concretely in Europe, the organic sector is developing speedily. On average over the past decade, the area of organic farmland in the EU increased by half a million hectares, and it is happening every year. There are now over 186.000 farms cultivating organic farmland across the EU.

Also has been increased the consumption of organic products, which has experienced a notable rise in recent years, given the growing awareness of consumers, who demand products of the highest quality obtained under production systems that respect the environment.

Ecological Production is a set of agricultural techniques that exclude the use, in agriculture and livestock, of certain synthetic chemicals in order to conserve the environment, maintain or increase soil fertility and provide food with all its natural properties . In addition to promoting rural and environmental development, it is possible to offer healthy food to the final consumer.

In Ecological Production, only fertilizers, soil conditioners and nutrients included in the regulations established in this regard at European level are used, and the exclusion of certain active substances is analyzed by the certifying bodies before granting the corresponding certification seals.

Farmer and other intermediary companies, have a great confusion when using fertilizers or phytosanitary regarding the type of products and allowed to meet the requirements of Organic Certifications. That is the reason why, bodies as CAAE and SHC between other Brand Certification of Supplies, are key for manufacturers to choose among the available supplies in the market.

To ensure the consumer confidence, companies such as MAFA Vegetal Ecobiology, works to meet these quality standards. Proof of that is the different seals of ecological certification into European level we have as:

SHC → SOCIEDAD HISPANA DE CERTIFICACIÓN S.A.HTTPS://SOHISCERT.COM

SHC

CAAE → INSUMOS PARA LA PRODUCCIÓN ECOLÓGICA (NORMA EUROPEA -REG (CE) 834/2007)HTTP://WWW.CAAE.ES

CAAE

Both certification seals are based on the European Regulations that establish the requirements to be met for agricultural production based on the respect of natural cyclesmaintenance of biodiversity, obtaining agricultural products without the use of chemical synthesis products.

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