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
News | 21 Aug 2018
• We released the latest of our sectoral guideline series this month. This one is on actions Faith Communities can take to help pollinators http://www.pollinators.ie/new-guidelines-call-on-faith-communities-to-help-pollinators/ • In June, we also released the first document in a series that is aimed at highlighting how specific sites can be better managed to support pollinators/biodiversity. We were delighted to release the first one (Pollinator-friendly management of Group Water Scheme sites), in collaboration with the National Federation of Group Water Schemes. We hope to follow this up with guidelines for wind farms and solar farms next. • In ROI, The Tidy Towns Pollinator award and the Green Flag for Parks pollinator award have both been judged. It is brilliant to see the positive impact of both these awards. Congratulations to Castletown Demesne – the overall Pollinator Award winner for 2018 in the Green Flag for parks competition. 70 Tidy Towns groups entered the special pollinator award this year, and we were blown away by the quality of many of the entries. The winners in that competition will be announced in September. • As of this week, 50 companies across the island have signed up as business supporters of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Under our framework, they agree to take one action in the year of signing up an another two by 2020. These can be physical actions around their site or sponsorship of local pollinator-friendly activities. We hope to actively engage with this sector over the coming year to encourage more businesses to sign up. • You might be aware that we have an online mapping system (Actions for Pollinators) where anyone who is helping can let us know what actions they have taken http://pollinators.ie/record-your-actions We are seeing increasing numbers of people using the system, but it is still only capturing a tiny fraction of amazing work being done out there. Please consider logging your actions if you’ve not already done so.