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					AER INQUIRY ON LABELS FOR REGIONAL QUALITY PRODUCE - FIRST SCREENING OF THE RESULTS
(14/4/04)

10 Regions from 9 various countries have sent their answers to the questionnaire.
These tables reflect the answers given for each of the ten Regions.



SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE SITUATION OF AGRICULTURE IN THE REGIONS


Azores               61
Centre               nd
Devon                nd
Dolj                 78
Gorj                 86
Gyor-Moson-Sopron 63.85
Jämtland              1
Noord-Brabant        55
Toscana              70                      Percentage of rural areas in the
Wielkopolska         59                                 Regions

                                    100
                                     90
                                     80
                                     70
                                     60
                                     50
                                     40
                                     30
                                     20
                                     10
                                      0




Azores                 7.6
Centre                  nd
Devon                  1.9
Dolj                    21
Gorj                    37
Gyor-Moson-Sopron       nd
Jämtland                nd
Noord-Brabant          7.5
Toscana                  4
Wielkopolska           4.5




                                              Part of agriculture in Region's
                                                     economy (in %)

                                    40
                                    35
                                    30
                                    25
                                    20
                                    15
                                    10
                                     5
                                     0
                           0




Azores              0.03
Centre               0.7
Devon                2.5
Dolj                 2.5
Gorj                   0
Gyor-Moson-Sopron      2
Jämtland              50
Noord-Brabant        1.4             Part of organic agriculture in the
Toscana                5            Region (in % towards total Region's
Wielkopolska         0.1                        agriculture)

                           60

                           50

                           40

                           30

                           20

                           10

                           0




Azores              19
Centre             356
Devon              399
Dolj                 5
Gorj                nd
Gyor-Moson-Sopron   70
Jämtland            nd
Noord-Brabant      146
Toscana           2200
Wielkopolska        40




                                      Number of organic farms in the Region


                           2500

                           2000

                           1500

                           1000

                            500

                                0
                         0




GMO ARE GOWN ONLY ON ONE REGION : DOLJ (3.500 ha)
3 REGIONS HAVE A SPECIFIC LEGISLATION/ POLICY REGARDING GMOs:
        Centre (political decision 'For a GMO-free Region)
        Toscana (GMO crops are forbidden)
        Dolj (law from 2002 on commercialisation of GMOs)
AER INQUIRY ON LABELS FOR REGIONAL QUALITY PRODUCE - FIRST SCREENING OF THE RESULTS (14/4/04)

EXISTENCE OF LABELS FOR REGIONAL QUALITY FOOD PRODUCE

                Label set up by the Region                Name           Date of creation             Products concerned                               Motivations
Azores         no
Centre         no
Devon          no
Dolj           yes                                 nd                     nd              Vegetables, fruits, chees, meat                Presence of GMOs in Region
Gorj           no
               yes
Gyor-Moson-Sopron                                  Biotermék              1997            Vegetables, fruit, cheese, milk                nd
                                                                                          Vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, eggs,
Jämtland         yes                                                   2000
                                                   Smakrikt (Tastefully)                  marmalade, biscuit                             Increased competitiveness
                                                                                                                                         Combining quality with environmental
Noord-Brabant    no, but support to regional projects                                     Vegetables, fruits, milk, meat                 matters
                                                                                                                                         Need to create label for integrated
Toscana          yes                               Agriqualità            1999            Cereals, olive oil, flowers                    farming
Wielkopolska     no


INFORMATION ON THE LABELLING PROCEDURE

Dolj             Criteria applied for selection of products               Procedure to get labelled                                      Certification bodies                        Frequency of controls
                 Decrees issued by National Ministry for Agriculture:                                                                    A National Agency for Ecological Products   2 or 3 times a
                 Elimination of any pollutant technology, ensuring        Producer or operator of ecological agro-food products          (ANPE) operates within the Romanian         year. Rules
                 optimum crop rotation, natural fertilisation of soil,    registers his activity to ANPE by means of a document          Ministry for Agriculture and rural          regarding
                 prohibited use of any synthetical chemical               which, among others, includes: The name of the producer,       Development.                                production system
                 substances, integration of animal breeding into          the location of the farm, the obtained products, the name of   Locally, there are various inspection and   made known to the
                 production system of plants                              the inspection and certification body                          certification bodies.                       producer and the
                                                                                                                                         All labelled products are marked 'ECOROM    inspection body
                 Label always mentions: Name and first name of                                                                           Ecological Agriculture - Control system     makes inspections
                 producer, name of product, production method used,                                                                      RO': Product can only be labelled after     (announced or not)
                 name and mark of control body, storage conditions,                                                                      registration at ANPE and inspection by
                 minimum expiring date of product                                                                                        control body
Gyor-Moson-                                                                                                                              Certification and checks done by an         Checks may occurr
Sopron           Request for certification must be addressed to                                                                          organisation supervised by Hungarian        any time,
                 certification body                                       Regulation contains requirements regarding use of              Ministry for Agriculture and Rural          certification given
                                                                          authorised chemicals, crop-rotation, etc.                      Development                                 for 1 year
Jämtland         Producers have to guarantee that products are            nd                                                             nd                                          nd
                 regional and/or that processing is regional




                 Label can cover every products whose way of                                                                            Controller can be a private association or   At least 1 a year
Toscana          production is consistent with the inegrated farming      Close to organic farming procedures (Reg. CEE 2092/91)        laboratory. Controller controlled by the
                 and the systems of production pre-disposed by the        Referring act is regional act n°25 of 1999 and the regulation Regional agency delegated to audit the
                 Region                                                   n°47 of 2004                                                  controller (ARSIA: Regional Agency for
                                                                                                                                        the Development and Innovation of the
                                                                                                                                        Agriculture and Forestry Sectors)


PROMOTION OF THE LABEL AND IMPACT

               Strategy for promoting Label Concrete measures                             N° of labelled products                        Impact of Label on sales
Dolj           Yes                                                                        nd                                             Start of the process so no study yet
                                            Agreement with retailers
                                            Setting up of specific outlets,
                                            village shops
                                            Cooperation with regional tourist
                                            agency
                                            Promotion of Label through EU
Gyor-Moson-Sopron
               No                           nd                                            nd                                             nd
                                            Agreement with retailers
Jämtland       Yes                          Cooperation with regional tourist             100                                            54% of shop owners mean they sell more
                                            agency
                                            Promotion of Label through EU
                                            project
                                            Participation in/ organisation of
                                            Agreement with retailers                                                                     Survey conducted during promotion
Toscana        Yes                          Participation in/ organsiation of             4                                              phase: Showed that Label not really
                                            fairs                                                                                        known by people

				
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