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Master Thesis

Participation in the development and the influence of the certification "Haute Valeur Environnementale"

Abstract : This document is the end-of-study internship report of Pierre Decap, which he did from February to August 2020 within the National Association for the Development of the HVE Certification. The Environmental Certification of Farms is a public system of the Ministry of Agriculture composed of three levels, the last one is the "Haute Valeur Environnementale" and is the only one to give the right to a rewarding mention. In order to continue to ensure the current development of the HVE, the Ministry and the HVE Association must continue to guarantee a high level of credibility in the farm certification method. In collaboration, they are creating a Reader’s Guide of the Control Plan to answer questions from the organisms involved in the certification process and to homogenize their practices. This report presents the methodology and the conclusions of a survey on one of the indicator of the certification, the nitrogen balance, in order to illustrate the issues of the lack of homogeneity of the certification methods. The methodology used in the first steps of the design of the Reader’s Guide will also be presented. These steps are the collect, sorting and prioritisation of more than 1000 questions from about 50 organisations. This report also explains the choice to turn initially to an FAQ format, as the context did not allow the working groups that had to work on the Reading Guide to do so properly.
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Submitted on : Friday, December 11, 2020 - 8:14:46 AM
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Pierre Decap. Participation in the development and the influence of the certification "Haute Valeur Environnementale". Life Sciences [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-03053380⟩



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