Organic farming information system

The organic farming information system (OFIS) is the centralised database containing information on:

  • ingredient authorisations;
  • control authorities and control bodies in the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland;
  • control bodies and authorities for equivalence.

EU countries enter information according to the current legislation on organic farming.

The OFIS database enables EU countries and the European Commission to exchange agricultural data on organic products, and provides up-to-date information to the public.

Organic seed databases

All organic plants and plants products need to be grown from plant reproductive materials (seeds, cuttings, rhizomes etc.) which conform to organic standards.

Each EU country is required to maintain a national organic seed database for farmers to easily identify suppliers of organic seeds in their countries. EU countries communicate their designated organisation responsible for updating the listing of seeds produced organically and their suppliers. From 1 January 2021, national organic seed databases will be required to include the availability of organic and in-conversion plant reproductive material, as per EU regulation 2018/848.

The links to the national organic seed databases for Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are featured on this page for technical reference.


  • Austria

    Responsible authority

    AGES - Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit GmbH AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety Institut für Saat- und Pflanzgut, Pflanzenschutzdienst und Bienen Institute for Seed and Propagating Material, Phytosanitary Service and Apiculture

    Organic seed database

  • Belgium

    Responsible authority

    FiBL Europe
    Research Institute for Organic Agriculture in Europe

    Organic seed database

  • Bulgaria

    Responsible authority

    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

    Organic seed database

  • Croatia

    Responsible authority

    Ministry of Agriculture
    Department for organic and integrated production

    Organic seed database

  • Cyprus

    Responsible authority

    Department of Agriculture
    Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development and Environment

    Organic seed database

  • Czechia

    Responsible authority

    Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture
    Division of Seed and Planting Materials

    Organic seed database

  • Denmark

    Responsible authority

    SEGES P/S

    Organic seed database

  • Estonia

    Responsible authority

    Agricultural Board

    Organic seed database

  • France

    Responsible authority

    Groupement National interprofessionnel des semences et plants

    Organic seed database

  • Finland

    Responsible authority

    Finnish Food Authority

    Organic seed database

  • Germany

    Responsible authority

    FiBL Projekte GmbH

    Organic seed database

  • Greece

    Responsible authority

    Ministry of Rural Development and Food
    General Directorate of Food Directorate of Quality Systems and Organic Farming

    Organic seed database

  • Hungary

    Responsible authority

    National Food Chain Safety Office

    Organic seed database

  • Ireland

    Responsible authority

    Soil Association Limited

    Organic seed database

  • Italy

    Responsible authority

    Consiglio per la Ricerca e sperimentazione in Agricoltura
    Centro di sperimentazione e certificazione delle sementi (CRA-SCS)

    Organic seed database

  • Latvia

    Responsible authority

    The State Plant Protection Service

    Organic seed database

  • Lithuania

    Responsible authority

    The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

    Organic seed database

  • Luxembourg

    Responsible authority

    Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL)

    Organic seed database

  • Malta

    Responsible authority

    Plant Protection Directorate within the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights

    Organic seed database

  • Netherlands

    Responsible authority

    De Stichting Nederlandse Algemene Kwaliteitsdienst Tuinbouw (Naktuinbouw)

    Organic seed database

  • Poland

    Responsible authority

    Main Inspector of Plant Health and Seed Inspection

    Organic seed database

  • Portugal

    Responsible authority

    Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária

    Organic seed database

  • Romania

    Responsible authority

    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

    Organic seed database

  • Slovenia

    Responsible authority

    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

    Organic seed database

  • Slovakia

    Responsible authority

    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

    Organic seed database

  • Spain

    Responsible authority

    Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca, y Alimentación

    Subdirección General de Calidad Diferenciada y Agricultura Ecológica

    Organic seed database

  • Sweden

    Responsible authority

    Swedish Board of Agriculture

    Organic seed database