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2016.02.03 | Research

A New Start for NORSØK

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture (NORSØK), which now again is an active national centre of expertise in Norway.

A smiling Cara potato – this variety was high yielding at both sites and resistant to blight.

2016.01.29 | Agriculture and food

Varietal choice improves P use efficiency in IMPROVE-P trials

Agricultural production is dependent on non-renewable sources of P and farmers need to use P inputs as efficiently as possible. Experiments in Denmark and the UK showed that the efficiency of P use in organic potatoes can be improved if late-season varieties with vigorous top and root growth are used.

2016.01.29 | Agriculture and food

Three more students from the ProGrOV project have graduated

The ProGrOV project partners are very proud of the three graduates and are looking forward to the rest of the students graduating this year.

2016.01.20 | Agriculture and food

Denmark – European Champion in Organic Rainbow Trout

Denmark is the biggest producer of organic rainbow trout with a total production of 1,080 metric ton (2014). At least a doubling of the production is expected within few years.

2016.01.12 | Events

BIOFACH - World's leading trade fair for organic food

The organic trade meets at the organic exhibition in Nuremberg from 10 - 13 February 2016. As a visiting professional you can meet organic producers from the international organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest international trends.

Researchers on one of the farmer’s cow units

2016.01.11 | Research

Organic conversion is still a challenge to East African farmers

Lack of organic feeds and livestock diseases are the main obstacles to conversion to organic livestock production in East Africa, two ProGroV studies show.

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