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Ministry of Rural Development and Food - Organic Farming

Agricultural Products Certification and Supervision Organization (AGROCERT)

Hellenic Food Authority (EFET)

Payment and Control Agency for Guidance and Guarantee Community Aid (OPEKEPE)

Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD)

National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF)

Benaki Phytopathological Institute

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR ORGANIC FARMING

European Union – EU legislation on organic farming

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - website, International Trade Policies: European Union

Bio Suisse (Switzerland) - website

Naturland (private standard, Germany) - website

KRAV (Sweden) - website

Natrue, certification of natural and organic cosmetics (Natrue international standard) - website

DEMETER biodynamic farming certification - website

JAS (Japan) - website

CNCA (China) - website

Organic MAFRA (Korea) - website

Australian Organic - Australian Certified Organic Standard

NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR ORGANIC PRODUCTION (India) - website

Soil Association Organic Standard (England) - website

ORGANIC FARMERS' ASSOCIATIONS (GREECE- CYPRUS)

Organic Farmers Markets Association

Association of Organic Farmers in Northern Greece

Agri-Environmental Group of Organic Farmers in Western Greece (ΒioNet West Hellas)

Association of Organic Farmers in the Lakonia Region

Association of Organic Farmers in Zakynthos

Association of Cretan Organic Farmers Markets (SVIOAK)

Biogrowers of Siteia

Cyprus Organic Farmers Association (COFA)

Association of Thessaly Organic Farmers

Association of Arkadia Organic Farmers

Messara Biogrowers' Agricultural Cooperative

TRADE FAIRS FOR ORGANIC FOOD

BIOFACH EUROPE (Nuremberg, Germany)

BIOFACH AMERICA (Baltimore, USA)

BIOFACH AMERICA LATINA (São Paulo, Brazil)

BIOFACH CHINA (Shanghai, China)

BIOFACH INDIA (Delhi India)

BIOFACH JAPAN (Tokyo, Japan)

The Nordic Organic Food Fair (Malmö, Sweden)

Natexpo (Paris, France)

BioCultura (Valencia, Spain)

ORGANIC & NATURAL EXPO (Bangkok, Thailand)

VITASANA (Brussels, Belgium)

EXPONATURA (Constantinople, Turkey)

ARTEMISIA (Marseille, France)

BIO OESTERREICH (Austria)

Eco City Expo (Moscow, Russia)

GRUENE WOCHE (GREEN WEEK) (Berlin, Germany)

NATURAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCTS EUROPE (London, UK)

WELLNESS EXPO (Moscow, Russia)

SIAL (Montreal, Canada)

MEDNAT EXPO (Lausanne, Switzerland)

SANA (Bologna, Italy)

BIONORD (Hannover, Germany)

BIOSTYL (Prague, the Czech Republic)

ORGANIC FARMING GROUPS ABROAD

IFOAM - The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements has 760 members (farmers' and consumers' associations, certification organizations, research and university foundations, etc.) and is active in 200 countries.

FiBL – Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

International Society Of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) – Promotion of global cooperation in research issues related to organic farming

Canadian Organic Growers (COG) – Information on organic farming in Canada

AOFG India.org – Information on organic agriculture, the management of natural resources, and agricultural sustainability in India

DARCOF – International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (Denmark)

Organic Research Centre (ORC) – The largest UK research centre on organic farming

Organic Centre Wales (OCW) – The Organic Centre Wales is based at Aberystwyth University. Its website offers technical information to producers, as well as info on the transition to organic farming, lessons, and publications on organic food marketing and processing.

Organic Consumers Association (OCA) – The page offers information on legislation and campaigns for sustainable agriculture, as well as an extensive list of environmentally-friendly products.

The New Farm – An on-line newsletter issued by the Rodale Institute providing practical advice on organic farming

Organic-World.net – A collection of statistics and data on organic farming throughout the world (an IFOAM/FiBL collaboration).

Farm BIOMA

Garden and aromatic plants, Biological Agriculture

2nd km. Aridea - Thessaloniki, 58400 Aridea

Tel.: +30 23840.21193

Fax: +30 23840.21363

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