Organic farming (until 2015)
Statistical activity code: 21222
Organic utilised agricultural land, sown area of crops, fruit and berry plantations, number of livestock and poultry, production of field crops and livestock production in organic farming
Classification of Use of Agricultural Land
The data include all organic farmers.
Organic farming agricultural area – area under conversion period and fully converted to organic farming.
Conversion period – the period between the start of organic management and certification of crops and/or animal husbandry. Organic farming rules have to be applied but products cannot be marked as organic. After the conversion period starts fully converted period when products can be marked as organic.
Organic production – production from the fully converted areas and livestock.
Organic farming register
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACT
Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91
Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 of 5 September 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control
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Data collection on organic farming statistics. Guidelines. Methodological notes
The description of the methodology is published in conjunction with the data in the Statistical Database.
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Ministry of Agriculture
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Data are complete and in compliance with the rules (regulations).
Aggregate data on organic farming are received from the Organic Farming Register of the Agricultural Board.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data are received in Excel format.
The data are compared with the data from previous periods.
The indicators to be published are calculated on the basis of the data collected by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural Board.