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Table of Names and Acronyms

NielsenMarket Research Company
AgEcon SearchA free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics.
Agence BioAgence française pour le développement et la promotion de l’agriculture biologique – French Agency for the Development and promotion of Organic Agriculture  (France)
AMIAgrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH - Agricultural Market Information Company (Germany)
BfSSwiss Statistical Office
bioVistaMarket research company (Germany)
BLW (FOAG)Federal Office  for Agriculture, Switzerland
CATIComputer-aided and telephone interview
CBControl body
CERTCOSTEuropean-funded research project "Economic analysis of certification systems for organic food and farming – CERTCOST" – Project number  KBBE-2007-207727
CPAClassification of Products by Activity (Eurostat) is a statistical classification of products and services obligatory for all EU Member States.
CULSCzech University of Life Sciences (Czech Republic)
DG AgriThe Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission
EANEuropean Article Number / International Article Number or bar code
EBFThe European organic fruit forum (Europäisches Bioobstforum EBF)
EcozeptMarket research and marketing consulting agency
EFTAEuropean Free Trade Association
EISfOMEuropean-funded research project "European Information System for Organic Markets – EISfOM" – project numberQLK5-2002-02400
EPOSElectronic point of sale
ESCPEuropean Statistics Code of Practice
ESSEuropean Statistical System
EUEuropean Union
EU-CEEOFPEuropean-funded research project "Further Development of Organic Farming Policy in Europe with Particular Emphasis on EU Enlargement – EU-CEE-OFP" –  project number QLK5-2002-00917
EurostatStatistical Office of the European union
FADNFarm Accountancy Data Network
FAOFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
FAOSTATStatistical Department of FAO
FiBLForschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau – Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Switzerland)
FrilandInternational food company marketing and selling organic meat and meat from free-range animals (Denmark)
FSSFarm Structure Survey
GfK EuriskoAssociation for Consumer Research (Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung)
IACSThe Integrated Administration and Control System consists of a number of computerized and interconnected databases which are used to receive and process aid applications and respective data. It constitutes the basis for agricultural direct aids in the EU.
IAMBIstituto Agronomico Mediterranneo di Bari - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (Italy)
ISMEAIstituto di servizi per il mercato agricolo alimentare - The institute for study, research and information on the agricultural and agri-food market (Italy)
KantarData Investment Management Division of Wire and Plastic Products plc (WPP plc)
La DepecheThe reference  of grain trade sectors (France)
MOANMediterranean Organic Agriculture Network
NACEThe Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (in French: Nomenclature statistique des Activités économiques dans la Communauté Européenne) is a European industry standard classification system consisting of a 6 digit code.
OFCAPEuropean-funded research project "Effects of the CAP-reform and possible further developments on organic farming in the EU - OFCAP" – project number FAIR3-CT96-1794
OMIaRDEuropean-funded research project "Organic Marketing Initiatives and Rural Development – OMIaRD" – project number QLKR-2000-01124
RNMThe Network of new markets (in French: Réseau des nouvelles des marchés), formerly called the SNM (Services new markets) is controlled at the national level by the public institution FranceAgriMer (France)
SADSingle Administrative Document
SITCStandard International Trade Classification
Soil AssociationSoil Association is an organic sector body operating in the United Kingdom.
TARICThe Integrated Tariff of the European Communities (in French: TARif Intégré Communautaire) is a code designed to show the various rules applying to specific products when imported into the EU.
ZMPCentral market and price report office (Germany) – no longer in existence.