The classification in categories of the Annex is determined by expert groups. Bionext has been commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to compose the Annex.
The organic propagating material offer is judged every year by the expert groups (growers & breeders). On the basis of objective criteria the (sub) crops are classified in one of the categories.
Most crops belong to one category. Some crops are divided into (sub)crops. These (sub)crops are often classified in different categories (category 1, 2 or 3).
• Category 1: organic propagation material is obligatory.
• Category 2: organic propagation material is obligatory if the variety is available*.
• Category 3: organic propagation material is not obligatory.
*If the variety is not available, see derogations.