ICROFS

  • International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems

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2018.01.18 | Conference

TP Organics and CORE Organic at Science Day at BioFach 2018

The morning session of Science Day will be organised in cooperation with ERA-Net CORE Organic and dedicated to EU research and innovation policy. What will be the place of organics in the new EU policies that are currently being developed?

2018.01.08 | Conference

Call: ORGANIC FARMING and SOIL MANAGEMENT

This session invites you to contribute with your experience in sustainable agriculture in relation to Soil changes, Plant protection, Soil productivity, Food quality, Socio-economic aspects. Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2018, 13:00

2018.01.05 | Agriculture and food

Digital tools for farmers – recommendations from OK-Net Arable

On farmknowledge.org you find solutions and tools that are divided according to the most relevant topics in organic arable farming: Soil quality and fertility, nutrient management, pest and disease control, weed management and solutions for specific crops.

Scab can be prevented by growing robust cultivars and not resistant cultivars, while resistance can last very short. This is 'Katrina' with Vf-resistance against apple-scab. The resistance is now broken by the scab fungus and the cultivar is now even very sensitive to scab.

2017.12.14 | Agriculture and food

Apple scab is a challenge to prevent and to predict

Fruit growers can buy support from Apple scab warning programmes, when to decide to spray or not. The programs predict the risk of scab infection in the orchard. But do they show the reality?

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling

2017.11.15 | Agriculture and food

Organic World Congress - Hope for the future: Conversion of a state happened in practice!

The Indian state Sikkim in the Himalayas have worked to carry through its organic vision since 2003. Sikkim has converted to organic production! It requires a broad range of target directed actions and plans.

Mette Vaarst, Merete Studnitz and Ilse A. Rasmussen (from ICROFS) at OWC

2017.11.15 | Agriculture and food

Organic World Congress: The role of animals, seeds and new organic food systems

Different challenges with – among others – animals and seed were some of the issues discussed at the OWC 2017. Also, during the pre-conference ‘Organic Food Systems 3.0’ new and innovative ideas about food systems were discussed.