Organic Certification for Professional organic producers, processors and distributors
If you are interested in converting your holding to organic production or in processing, retailing or distributing a product to be labelled as ‘organic’, then follow this link for 5 easy steps and your application will be underway.
The Organic Trust is the centre of excellence when it comes to organic inspection and certification in Ireland. The very broad range of organic technical expertise available within our organisation is at your service.
The Department of Agriculture, Food & The Marine offers a range of financial incentives to assist those interested in getting involved in organic production. In addition capital grants are available for the purchase of specific equipment
Event | 17 Nov 2014
Please find below the proposed format for the information sessions to be held at 7 pm each evening at the following venues: • 17th of November in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. 18th of November in The Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. • 19th of November in The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Prior booking not required - simply turn up at the venue at 7 pm - thank you!
The night’s proceedings will be chaired by Mr. John Brennan (Manager of Leitrim Organic Farmers Co-op and Chairman of National Organic Training Skillnet).
It is planned that each night will run as follows:
7pm – 7.30pm Arrival, registration and refreshments
7.30pm - Opening overview and panel Introductions by John Brennan
7.40pm -8.10pm General overview of the market ( Panel A )
8.10pm – 8.30pm What supports available to farmers? ( Panel A )
8.30pm – 8.40pm 5- 10 minute break if required – Change of Panel
8.40pm – 9.00pm What’s involved in registering to become a Certified Producer? ( Panel B)
9.00pm -9.30pm The new GLAS Scheme ( Panel B )
9.30pm-10.00pm Question and Answer session ( Panel A and B)
10.00pm Close of Session
Panel A ( Chairman – John Brennan)
Panel B ( Chairman – John Brennan)
Bord Bia The Department
Processor Organic Trust
Organic Growers of Ireland
Irish Organic Farmers and Growers
The Department Teagasc
General overview of the market Question to be answered by the following panel members
On the ground Livestock / Horticulture supply chains
Processors and Organic Growers of Ireland
Market Opportunities & Challenges
Bord Bia, Processors and Organic Growers of Ireland
What supports available to farmers, Question to be answered by the following panel members
Organic aid scheme
Capital grants, etc
Other supports ( non financial -Technical ETC)
Teagasc and ACA
What’s involved in registering to become a Certified Producer? Question to be answered by the following panel members
What’s involved in registering to become a Certified Producer? Organic Trust
The new GLAS Scheme Question to be answered by panel members:
What are the options available?
* Teagasc and Organic Trust
How it will work with organic holdings?
* Department, Teagasc and Organic Trust
Payment rates available