Navarra Integrated Production

The Navarra Integrated Production system welcomes farmers who are committed to environmentally friendly production, giving priority to the methods which care more for the ecosystem.

In short, an alternative between conventional and organic production which aims to shape a living and lasting form of farming that respects the environment, generates profit for those involved in it and is able to meet social demands.

Producción Integrada

Region covered

The Navarra Integrated Production system welcomes farmers who are committed to environmentally friendly production and comply with the Technical Standard specific to each type of agrarian or livestock production.

Currently, there are registered producers of eggs, rice, milk, chicken, lettuce, curly endive and fresh tomato with the Integrated Production label.

History

Integrated Production has been regulated in Navarra since 1997 by Regional Decree 143/1997. Since that date, the Government of Navarra has approved complementary provisions which develop it and the specific technical rules for the different crop or livestock products. Navarra was a pioneer in the production and packaging of cow’s milk (UHT and pasteurized packaged milk) using this system.

Certification

The entire production process is controlled according to a Control Programme established by Instituto Navarro de Tecnologías e Infraestructuras Agroalimentarias, the Control and Certification entity.

Navarra Integrated Production is governed by Regional Decree 143/1997. Since that date, the Government of Navarra has approved complementary provisions which develop it and the specific technical rules for the different crop or livestock products:

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  • Approved technical rules for crop production: White asparagus, cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and romanesco), lettuce, lettuce hearts, curly endive, rice, artichoke, stone fruits (peach and nectarine), pip fruits (pear and apple), industrial tomatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, winter cereals (oats, barley, common wheat and durum wheat), kiwi and potato.
  • Approved technical rules for livestock production: Cow’s milk, suckling pig, laying poultry, meat poultry and foal.

The producer must fill in a Farming Register which demonstrates compliance with the specific Technical Standard for each type of crop or livestock production.

In the case of crop production, the register must record the plots involved, the details of the crop, the cultivation operations carried out, previous observations justifying certain actions, the raw materials used and any other significant action on the crop which it may be of interest to describe. The system is similar for livestock production, according to the applicable Technical Standard.

Integrated Production

To identify food covered by Navarra Integrated Production, look for the official logo which shows a yellow butterfly inside a green circle.


Characteristics

Integrated Production is a system of controlled production that guarantees the rational and restricted application of mineral fertilisers and phytochemicals in crops. With regard to livestock, the most environmentally friendly production systems and animal welfare are priorities. 

  • The authorised Plant Origin crops are: artichoke, asparagus, kiwi, processed tomato, apple, pear, peach, nectarine, lettuce, curly endive, cruciferous vegetables, rice, fresh tomato and winter cereals.
  • In the case of Animal Origin products: production and packaging of cow’s milk (packaged UHT and pasteurised milk), dairy products, suckling pig, foal meat, chicken and laying hens.

Integrated Production stands as an alternative between conventional and organic production which aims to shape a living and lasting form of farming which respects the environment, generates profit for those involved in it and is able to meet social demands.

In this system, the biological and chemical methods and all other production techniques used are carefully chosen and balanced, taking into account protection of the environment, animal welfare, the profitability of farms and the requirements of consumers in terms of quality and food safety.

Type
Plato principal
People
4 Personas
Time
1 Hora y 30 Minutos
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