The Consejo de Agricultura Ecológica de la Región de Murcia (CAERM) is a public company, with legal personality, economic independence and with total capacity to work in all aspects of its scope.
CAERM was created in 1999, like a Control Authority in Murcia Region (Spain).
2.- IN WHAT SCOPE DOES WORK THE CAERM?
a) Regarding territory, in the Region of Murcia.
b) Regarding products; in all of them from agricultural origin and mark a reference about organic production method.
c) Regarding the people, both physical person as legal, which have notified correctly to the CAERM its activity and accept its control system.
3.- WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CAERM?
Apply, in its scope, the control system according the Council Regulation (CE) 834/2007, Council Regulation (CE) 889/2008 and Council Regulation (CE) 1235/2008.
Transmitted the knowledge and development of organic production system, promote the human consumption and spread of organic products and support the activities of the agricultural collectives which has as priority object the promotion of organic farming.
Formulated advised and proposal, in organic agricultural production, through reports to the Competent Authority.
Formulated the policy according the certification activity and supervised the development of them.
Assured the samples, audits and certifications are doing according the Quality and Procedures Manual of CAERM.
Resolved about conformities or non-conformities with the control regulation in organic products.
Agreed the elaboration of subscription, contract, etc. according the roles of CAERM.
4.- WHO PARTICIPATE IN CAERM?
About the number of workers and its functions in CAERM:
• 3 workers in administration department
• 13 auditors
• 1 technical director
• 1 certification manager
5.- HOW DOES CAERM GET FUNDS?
From the necessary quotes to support all expensives:
Ordinary quotes for all operators:
All quotes are to published in a public official document of Murcia Region (BORM)
6.- SCOPE OF CERTIFICATION IN MURCIA REGION
At the end of December 2016, CAERM controls and certificates the following number of clients:
• 3.167 operators:
Also, at the end of December 2016, the total certificated surface was 79.043,95 hectares. This date representes a 13% of useful agricultural area.
Javier Villahermosa Jaén
Responsable de Certificación / Certification Manager
Consejo de Agricultura Ecológica de la Región de Murcia
Avda. del Río Segura, 7
30002 – Murcia
Teléfono: +34 968 35 54 88
Fax: +34 968 22 33 07