Tasks / Principles

The Principles

The European Consortium for Organic Animal Breeding (ECO-AB) …

  • Commits itself to the principles of organic agriculture as laid down in the IFOAM Basic Standards PROVIDE and EU Regulation (EEC) 2092/91
    IFOAM Basic Standards
    EU Regulation (EEC) 2092/91
  • Offers full membership to all organisations that are actively engaged in the development and promotion of organic animal breeding
    Application form
  • Offers supporting membership to all, including farmers, breeder organisations and genetics providers, as well as those engaged in research, education and training, consultancy, certification, promotion and advocacy
    Application form

The Tasks

ECO-AB will:

  • Initiate, establish, support and maintain animal breeding programmes that conform to the principles of organic agriculture
  • Develop and investigate the concepts and scientific basis of organic animal breeding
  • Develop and promote appropriate standards and practices for an appropriate legal framework for organic animal breeding
  • Host meetings on organic animal breeding issues
  • Provide discussion papers on animal breeding issues to support decision making form organic animal breeding
  • Raise awareness and funds for collaborative projects supporting ECO-AB's principles and aims

© FiBL. All rights reserved. Last Update: 19/09/2011