Colleagues and excellent contracted special advisors of ÖMKi have been giving technical advice about organic farming in several parts of Hungary since 2013. During technical advice we consider the development goals and capacities of the farmer and the production task in question; success is promoted through individual solutions worked out with the farmer for that specific location.
We provide specialized advice throughout the organic farming process, from planning conversion to organic through organization of production to, if needed, considering options for processing and selling. During development of the enterprise, we provide continuous technical consultation and regular advising visits in the field. We help our partners to prepare for organic inspections, give information about changes in laws of concern, available treatments and sowing seeds being applicable for organic farming.
Our special advisors possess comprehensive practical experience about all farm-types, from community-supported self-sufficiency and so-called social enterprises, to large-scale commercial organic producer and processor farms. Apart from production knowledge, ÖMKi’s technical advisors are up-to-date with international and general market potentials. Moreover, as the Hungarian partner institution of Swiss Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), ÖMKi has access to FiBL’s internationally recognized expert and advisor network, further expanding our capabilities in working with unique situations.
ÖMKi has been a Professional Technical Advice Centre accredited by the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development since December 2012, and a Regional Technical Advice Centre since May 2013. Accordingly, our technical advising services are available in different forms: with direct contract or authorized farmers can use our service within the frame of a technical advice arrangement with, in accordance with the rule of law, reimbursement of 80 percent of the costs.
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