The European Commission also works with the Advisory Group on "Organic Farming" that supports its decision-making in matters of organic agriculture.
The Advisory Group brings together representatives of different technical and economic interest groups such as IFOAM, BEUC, COPA/COCEGA, COFALEC and others. This facilitates an exchange of experiences and opinions on different topics relating to organic production in order to promote the continued development of organic policy.
The Commission can consult the Advisory Group on all occasions; at the same time, the chairs of the Commission can submit their proposals and request that the advisory committee be consulted on issues within their area of expertise.
Decisions in the Advisory Group are not binding for the Commission, but they are taken into account and members are informed of all activities undertaken in connection with these decisions.