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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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National register of certification bodies

the official list of the certification bodies entitled to perform certification of organic production and/or circulation of organic products that appears in the official database. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

National register of operators

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

National register of organic seeds and planting material

the official list of organic seeds and planting material suitable to be used in compliance with legal requirements in the sphere of organic production, circulation and labelling of organic products that appears in the official database. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

Organic agriculture

a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved. (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

Organic food product

an agricultural product, including food and feed, resulting from organic production. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

Organic livestock production

the organic production related to keeping, breeding (production) of livestock (including poultry and insects) and products for obtaining the products of animal origin. (Law of Ukraine «On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products» – non official translation)

Organic market operator

a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur involved in production and/or circulation of products in compliance 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)