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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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Soil fertility

the potential capacity of the soil to supply nutrients required for plant growth. (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM))

Stages of production, preparation and distribution

any stage from and including the primary production of an organic product up to and including its storage, processing, transport, sale or supply to the final consumer, and where relevant labelling, advertising, import, export and subcontracting activities. (EU Regulation 834/2007)

Sustainable development

Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet. (UN)

Traceability

means the ability to trace and follow food, feed or any product and any substance intended or expected to be incorporated into food, feed or any product, through all stages of production, preparation and distribution. (EU Commission Regulation 2018/848)

Сontrol Body (EU)

means an independent private third party carrying out inspection and certification in the field of organic production in accordance with the provisions set out under this Regulation; it shall also include, where appropriate, the corresponding body of a third country or the corresponding body operating in a third country. (EU Regulation 834/2007)

Сontrol Body (IFOAM)

third-party organization that has independent oversight of the organic status of an operation. A Control Body may be a certification body, a governmental competent authority, a participatory guarantee system, a cooperative, or a community supported agriculture program. (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM))