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O.M.E.N. ORGANIC MARKETING & EXPORT NETWORK LTD, based in Cyprus, is the central marketing organization for fresh and processed organic products from the Eastern Mediterranean with additional certification standards like Biocyclic Vegan or Naturland.
The vertically integrative quality approach of the "O.M.E.N. Code of Quality" which has been introduced by BNS BIOCYCLIC NETWORK SERVICES LTD based in Larnaca / Cyprus since 2005, covers all areas of the value chain from cultivation planning and technical support, training, quality assurance to questions of marketing as well as packing house management, traceability and logistics. Thus, products offered by O.M.E.N. LTD meet particularly high demands in terms of safety, quality and taste.
On the production level, technical support is provided by BIOCYCLIC PARK based in Kalamata / Greece. The production of plant-based high quality compost and biocyclic humus soil produced on the base of olive pomace and olive leaves aims to improve natural soil fertility. The purchase of agricultural inputs used by our growers is centrally organised. Our producers receive all year around technical support by local extension workers trained by BNS staff. This in combination with the use of humus soil and other preparations of purely vegetable origin for plant nutrition and for strengthening the plants' natural defenses and self-healing powers guaranty the highest possible process integrity and determines our holistic approach in cultivating genuine organic and biocyclic vegan products.
Particular emphasis is placed on the implementation of the Biocyclic-Vegan Standard, a vegan form of organic farming without commercial animal husbandry and without the use of any animal-based resources, which has been included into the IFOAM Family of Standards by IFOAM since 2017 as a global vegan ecological standard. The Biocyclic Vegan Standard is publshed by the non-for-profit Adolf-Hoops-Gesellschaft in Berlin. The control and certification of the biocyclic vegan operations is carried out in cooperation with accredited EU organic control bodies by the certification organization CERES, which is based in Germany. The sublicensing for the use of the biocyclic vegan quality seal is carried out on the basis of a permanent goods flow control with the help of the ARIADNE traceability system (which has been unique in Europe up to now and guarantees the traceability of every single packaging unit not only from the grower but also from a single plot with information about the date of harvesting and packaging) by BNS Biocyclic Network Services Ltd. With the help of the biocyclic vegan certification and by using the biocyclic vegan quality seal on the products, the producers that work according to the Biocyclic Vegan Standard are given the opportunity to point out the special process and product quality of their products , which among others is aimed at an increasing number of vegan and vegetarian consumers.
From all growers belonging to O.M.E.N. an increasing number of operations producing citrus fruits, grapes, potatoes, pumkins and kiwis already fulfill the strict requirements of the Biocyclic-Vegan Standard and by contract with BNS Biocyclic Network Services Ltd belong to the "PANHELLENIC BIOCYCLIC VEGAN NETWORK", which is a member of the NATURLAND Association for Organic Agriculture. In addition to the controls of the local EU certification bodies, biocyclic vegan producers are controlled according to the Biocyclic Vegan and Naturland Standards through BIO HELLAS and DIO and are certified by CERES and NATURLAND accordingly.
2015 is the International Year of Soils
Video about the principles of the
Biocyclic Vegan Standard and What is Humus Soil
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GUARDIAN: Article about Biocyclic Vegan Agriculture in Greece
Biocyclic olive oil received again a recommendation at BIOFACH!
fruchthandel 09/2014, p. 39 f.:
BIOFACH / GRIECHENLAND / ZYPERN
Obst und Gemüse mit Naturland-Zertifizierung (in German)
OLIVE OIL AWARD 2014
The biocyclic olive oil of
Stelios and Efi Kotrotsis
("Bio Kalamata") won first place in the Olive Oil Award
at the BIOFACH 2014!
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Article from Kai Kreuzer, 07.01.2013 (in German)
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