AGRO 2.1 and AGRO 2.2 set out the general requirements for the development and implementation of an Integrated Management System, aiming at the production of safe products of high quality and the adoption of environmentally friendly production methods. They are applicable to agricultural holdings of all capacities, even by individual farmers, regardless of their type of production direction, in order to achieve rational management of inputs and optimal implementation of farming interventions.
AGRO 2.1 and AGRO 2.2 standards describe the requirements with which an agricultural holding has to comply in order to receive certification for the implementation of an Integrated Management System for the production of its products.
AGRO 2-1 (Specification) standard sets out the requirements for the installation of a Rural Management System in an agricultural holding and focuses on the identification of environmental issues, aiming at the successful management of the impacts arising from its activities.
AGRO 2-2 (Requirements for implementation in crop production) standard describes the system’s technical and legal requirements in crop production that accompany standard AGRO 2-1. It contains the general rules of good agricultural practices and the accompanying measures of environmentally friendly farming, in order to safely produce high quality products and achieve optimum management of the rural environment.
The Integrated Management System that complies with AGRO standards can be combined, both in terms of its implementation and its certification, with other standards following the rules of good agricultural practices, such as GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance, etc.
What Is the Certification Procedure?
You can download the certification regulation.
The system may be applied to any crop farming operation either by producer groups or by individual producers.
What Are the Certification Benefits?
Implementation and certification in accordance with AGRO 2 standards adds value to an organization through:
- Bolstering client confidence that the product provided satisfies the mutually agreed requirements as well as the applicable legal and regulatory requirements;
- Reduction of production costs through the rational utilisation of inputs;
- Reduction of environmental impact of its agricultural activities;
- Continuous enhancement of fulfilment of the interested parties’ requirements for issues related to environmental protection and safety of agricultural products.
Who Do I Contact for the Certification?
Customer Service Department Contact Person: Ms. Anna Topaltziki, tel. no.: +30 210 5220920, ext: 187