Organic farming

Cultivating crops
If you want to grow organic crops in the Netherlands, you must first convert your land. The conversion period excludes the risk of finding residues of previously used pesticides in the organic crops. In order to harvest organic crops, you have to cultivate the land according to organic regulations during the conversion period. Land is only organic if it is certified according to applicable regulations. Conversion and certification of land is only possible if the land is under Skal certification. You can find all the information in the Dutch information sheet about Cultivating Crops, which you can print out.

Livestock
In the Netherlands, an animal is organic if it is certified according to applicable organic regulations. These regulations include requirements regarding accommodation, grazing, slaughter age, animal feed and healthcare. You can find all the information in the Dutch information sheet Organic Livestock, which you can print out.
Skal certifies all organic production in the Netherlands. If you wish to start farming organic livestock, please apply to us.