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Organic terminology

Explanation of terms and symbols that are used the most in Ukrainian and international legislation, also in organic agricultural practices.
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Biodiversity

is the variability among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems.(UN Convention on Biological Diversity)

Capacity (production)

the structures or their complex, accommodation, buildings, equipment and other units, including vehicles, as well as territory used in production and/or circulation of organic products. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

Certification body

an enterprise, institution, organisation or their separated unit, entitled to carry out certification of organic production and/or circulation of organic products and listed іn the Register of Certification Bodies. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

Certification of organic production

checking and verifying compliance of the production and/or circulation of the products with legal requirements in the sphere of organic production, circulation and labelling of organic products. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

Circulation of organic products

any movement or storage of organic products for sale, except movement or storage of the labelled organic products for sale to a final consumer. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

Climate-smart agriculture

(CSA) is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. CSA aims to tackle three main objectives: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes; adapting and building resilience to climate change; and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible. (UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO))

Conversion period

the transition from non-organic to organic production, during which the operator complies with legal requirements in the sphere of organic production, circulation and labelling of organic products. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

Conversion period (EU)

means the transition from non-organic to organic production within a given period, during which the provisions of this Regulation concerning organic production apply. (EU Commission Regulation 2018/848)