- Production of naturally safe, high quality, nutritionally vital foods;
- Optimal production output, with rational and minimised use of inputs;
- Use of recycling and biological cycles within the farming system;
- Biodiversity protection and enhancement within the farm and surrounding areas;
- Regeneration of lands and soils and best environmental practice of farming activities.
Stage 1: precertification
Stage 2: in conversion (IC)
Stage 3: certified organic (A)
What is the difference between organic and biodynamic?
Think now, not later, about meeting international standards requirements
Some international certifications required for export can take a similar timeframe to achieve e.g. 3 years, therefore think now, not later, about which markets you may want to supply and ask the ACO office about what additional requirements there may be in order to start the process at the same time as your ACO certification.