Publications & Recommendations

An updated overview of all publications published under the auspice of Organic Revision can be found via the open access archive Organic Eprints.


Project reports (PDFs)

Research to support the revision of the EU Regulation on organic agriculture FINAL PROJECT REPORT (DRAFT)

Basic values

Focus groups of value concepts of organic producers and other stakeholders (D 2.1)
- Annex A: Discussion Guide
- Annex B Code-structure revised


Independency - seed

Seed born diseases in organic seed and propagation material (D 5.1)

Quality characteristics of varieties to be used in organic farming (D 5.2)

Criteria list and evaluation guide for derogation regime (D 5.3)


Other project publications

The following publications are available at the open access archive Organic Eprints.

The list is updated July 2007

Alrøe, Hugo F. and Chris, Kjeldsen (2006) How to measure and regulate localness?. Paper presented at Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006..

Alrøe, Hugo F. and Padel, Susanne (2006) Preliminary comments on Title II of the EC Proposal for a new Council regulation on organic production. Working Paper, Organic Revision.

Alrøe, Hugo Fjelsted and Kristensen, Erik Steen (2004) Basic principles for organic agriculture: Why? And what kind of principles?. Ecology & Farming No. 36:pp. 27-30.**

Alrøe, Hugo Fjelsted and Noe, Egon (2008) What makes organic agriculture move - protest, meaning or market? A polyocular approach to the dynamics and governance of organic agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE).**

Alrøe, Hugo Fjelsted and Noe, Egon (2005) What makes organic agriculture move - protest, meaning or market? A polyocular approach. Paper presented at XXI ESRS Congress, Hungary, 22-25 August 2005.*

Alrøe, Hugo Fjelsted; Schmid, Otto and Padel, Susanne (2005) Ethical principles and the revision of organic rules. The Organic Standard 51:pp. 8-11.

Alrøe, Hugo (2007) Vokseværk og vidsyn for økologien [Growing pains and far-sight for organics]. In Økologisk Jordbrug, 6. April, No 382, page 16.*

Langhout, J; Baars, T and Verhoog, H (2006) Focus groups of value concepts of producers: National Report Netherlands. Internal Project Report EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision, Louis Bolk Institute.

Otto, Schmid (2006) From principles to decision procedures and criteria - 3 case studies resulting from EU policy oriented research project work: criteria for feed, for food processing and for crop inputs . [oral] Presentation at Biofach Workshop on principles, Biofach Workshop Nuernberg, 16 th February 2006.

Padel, Susanne (2008) Values of organic producers converting at different times: Results of a focus group study in five European countries. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE) 7(1):XX.

Padel, Susanne (2006) Local and/or Organic: A balancing of values for producers and consumers. Poster presented at "What will organic farming deliver COR 2006", Edinburgh, 18-20 September 2006.

Padel, Susanne (2006) Report of the second stakeholder workshop of the Organic Revision Project. Internal Project Report EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision no. D 6.3, Univerisity of Wales, Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth.

Padel, Susanne (2005) Focus groups of value concepts of organic producers and other stakeholders. Organic Revision Project Reports no. D21, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Institute of Rural Sciences.

Padel, Susanne (2005) Overview of supply and demand for concentrated organic feed in the EU in 2002 and 2003 with a particular focus on protein sources for mono-gastric animals. Deliverables of Organic Revision no. D41, Institute of Rural Sciences, UK-Aberystwyth.

Padel, Susanne (2005) Overview of supply and demand for concentrated organic feed in the EU in 2002 and 2003. Summary of draft project report of EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision . Elm Farm Research Centre Bulletin(78):pp. 4-6.

Padel, Susanne and Deane, Joanne (2005) Focus groups of value concepts of producers: National Report UK . Internal project report EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision, Institute of Rural Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2004) 2004 update of overview supply and demand of organic concentrated feed in the EU. Internal Project Report EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision no. D 41(2) 2004 update, Institute of Rural Sciences, University of Wales Aberystwyth.

Padel, Susanne; Röcklinsberg, Helena; Verhoog, Henk; Fjelsted Alrøe, Hugo; de Wit, Jan; Kjeldsen, Chris and Schmid, Otto (2007) Balancing and integrating basic values in the development of organic regulations and standards: proposal for a procedure using case studies of conflicting areas. Final project report EEC 2092/91 (0rganic) Revision no. D 2.3, Danish Research Centre for Organic Food and Farming (DARCOF), Tjele, and University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UWA), Aberystwyth.

Padel, Susanne and Sundrum, Albert (2006) How can we achieve 100% organic diets for pigs and poultry?. Poster presented at What will organic farming deliver COR 2006, Edinburgh, 18-20 September 2006.

Plakolm, Gerhard and Fromm, Elisabeth (2007) Biolandbau und Werte: Was ist Biobauern in Österreich wertvoll? [Organic Farming and values: What is valuable for Austrian Organic Farmers?]. Poster presented at Zwischen Tradition und Globalisierung - 9. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Deutschland, 20.-23.03.2007.

Plakolm, Gerhard and Fromm, Elisabeth (2006) Fokusgruppen zu den Wertvorstellungen von Bio-Bauern Nationaler Bericht Österreich [Focus groups of values of producers: National Report Austria]. Internal Project Report EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision, HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein.

Roviglioni, Raffaella (2005) Focus groups of value concepts of producers: National Report Italy. Internal Project Report EEC2092/91 (Organic) Revision, Associazione Italiana per l'Agricoltura Biologica (AIAB).

Schmid, Otto and Huber, Beate (2006) L’UE rielabora il Regolamento bio. Bioattualità(1/06).

Schmid, Otto; Kilchsperger, Rahel and Bodini, Antonella (2005) Focus groups of value concepts of producers: National Report Switzerland. Internal Project Report EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick.

Sundrum, A and Padel, S (2006) Evaluation criteria for including feed materials in Annex II C and dietary supplements in Annex II D of the EC-Regulation 2092/91. Final Project Report EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision no. D 4.2, University of Kassel, Kassel.

Sundrum, A; Schneider, K and Richter, U (2005) Possibilities and limitations of protein supply in organic poultry and pig production. Final Project Report EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision no. D 4.1 (Part 1), Department of Animal Nutrition and Animal Health, University of Kassel, Witzenhausen.

Sundrum, Albert (2005) Possibilities and limitations of protein supply in organic poultry and pig production. Summary of Results from EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision. Elm Farm Research Centre Bulletin(78):pp. 6-9.

Thommen, Andreas and Schmid, Otto (2006) The use of organic cereal seed in selected European countries. Paper presented at Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.


Other relevant publications

Council Regulation of 8 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91

European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming

Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 of 24 June 1991 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs (PDF)


Recommendations

Preliminary recommendations for the revision of the Council regulation on organic production

Standard database

A database on differences in organic standards in relation to EEC regulation 2092/9 is developed.

The database built on experiences with existing databases and software. It is designed for the analysis and further development of standards for organic agriculture including new areas such as horticulture and breeding techniques.

The database allows for decentralised web-based updating that enables the different Member States and inspection bodies to take responsibility for the accuracy and updating.