933320 The global organic control and certification system (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Seminar
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2018
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


This course features the global organic control and certification system.
The actors, institutions and policies in the regulatory framework of organic farming do have a strong impact on the development of organic farming. They might hamper or facilitate the transition process towards organic farming.
•Introduction to key concepts and basic principles of the organic control & certification system;
•A very practical look at how inspections of organic farms are done in Latin America, Africa and Asia;
•Internal Control Systems;
•Participatory Guarantee Systems;
•The Import Regime for Organic Products to be imported into the EC;
•Additional topics: To be selected and presented by students based on their interests.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

This is a class for advanced students! Expected are:
•Fluent English (Reading, Speaking, Writing);
•Knowledge on organic farming principles and practices;
•Knowledge on EEC Reg. 834/2007 and EEC Reg 889/2008 (At least one course taken on that topic, e.g. watch courses of Paul Axmann!)


•Being able to explain the structure and key principles of the global control and certification system for OF.
•Being able explaining strength and weaknesses of ICS and PGS.
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