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2016.04.19 | Agriculture and food

A plant cocktail may replace antibiotics, zink and copper in pig production

A mixture of antibacterial plants may be able to replace antibiotics, zinc and copper for pigs with diarrhoea, according to scientists at Aarhus University.

Legume based cover crops can contribute to N fixation when well established.

2016.04.18 | Agriculture and food

Greater biological N fixation requires good management

Leguminous green manure, cover crops and grain legumes can provide substantial nitrogen (N) inputs to cropping systems and thus substitute needs for imports in fertilizers or manure. However, climatic and soil conditions seem to be the most determining factors for the nitrogen contribution of legume components.

2016.04.15 | Agriculture and food

Beefarm: Meeting the complex challenges of food and lodging to wild bees

During the first season the project Beefarm has found a total of more than 40 species of solitary bees in fruit farms with varying abundance and diversity in the individual farms. In the case of clover seed farms the project directs attention to the distribution between good and less efficient clover pollinators among the bumblebees.

2016.04.14 | Conference

IFOAM EU: Food and farming can be transformed through organics

IFOAM 10th EU congress in Amsterdam April 5-7 focused on how organic and agro-ecological approaches can lead future agri-food systems and be a valid tool for the EU to address political, environmental and societal challenges.

2016.04.06 | Research

The role of agro-ecological and organic food production in providing food for the world

The "Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security" represents a comprehensive compilation of the current knowledge of food and nutrition security from a global perspective. The potential role of organic and agro-ecological farming to feed the world in the twenty-first century is one the themes in this new publication.

Photo: The Capsella plant («Shepherds purse») belongs to the Brassicaceae (mustard) family.

2016.04.06 | Agriculture and food

CAPSELLA: Collective Awareness Platform for Environmentally-sound Land Management based on Data Technologies and Agrobiodiversity

Just like the tiny yet sturdy little plant it takes the name from, the CAPSELLA project will deepen the roots of sustainability in agri-food systems by harnessing scientific and local knowledge around the theme of agro-biodiversity by making use of novel, improved and demand-driven ICT solutions.

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