CROSS-COMPLIANCE Facilitating the CAP reform: Compliance and competitiveness of European agriculture Specific Targeted Research or Innovation Project (STREP) Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area : Deliverable reference number and title of deliverable: D6 Overview of certification schemes in 7 EU countries and 3 non-EU countries: Netherlands

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    Abstract

    This report discusses the role of a selected number (17) of the most important voluntary standards used in Dutch agriculture. Firstly, a description of the main institutional characteristics and peculiarities of standards is given. Issues dealt with are the certificate holder, the system of accreditation, the role of certification and inspection bodies, etc. Separate attention is given to the (potential) interaction of standards with respect to the requirements (SMRs and GAECs) as included in the cross-compliance package. Secondly, a more detailed description of the standards is provided. Particular attention is paid to the issues which are also relevant from the viewpoint of the SMRs and GAECs. Besides requirements also some indicative statements are made about the degree of farmer participation. Thirdly, the distinguished voluntary certification schemes are explicitly compared with the SMRs and the GAECs included in cross-compliance. This is done and discussed in a theme-wise way
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDen Haag
    PublisherLEI
    Number of pages37
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

    • certification
    • voluntary services
    • approval schemes
    • farmers
    • participation
    • Netherlands

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