2016.07.20 | Agriculture and food

TP Organics: Call for Organic Innovations is now open

To demonstrate the innovation potential of the organic food and farming community, TP Organics launches a call challenging farmers, researchers and companies to propose innovative solutions. The call closes on 12 September 2016. Organic Innovation Days will take place in Brussels on 6 December 2016.

Fisherman from the local cooperative of the Island of Torcello in the Venice Lagoon

2016.07.08 | Conference

Clearer and simpler regulations needed if the sector of organic aquaculture is to grow

The aim of the European OrAqua project is to develop a set of recommendations for the EU Commission on how the current EU regulations regarding organic aquaculture can be improved and altered in a way that facilitates a growth in the organic aquaculture sector. ICROFS participates as a partner in the OrAqua project.

2016.07.01 | Agriculture and food

Cooling zones and rooting areas for improving pen hygiene in organic pig production

In the organic production, pigs have extra space. However, they do not always acknowledge this extra space by producing the desired behavior. This may cause problems with pen hygiene. Since pigs by nature are clean animals, it appears that there are some behavioural codes, which have not yet been broken.

2016.06.29 | Conference

Innovation for a sustainable food system: Join the 4th Organic Processing Conference, Seville

24-25 November you will be informed and inspired by experts sharing experience and best practice in organic production developments, market trends and EU policies for green production.

2016.06.13 | Agriculture and food

OK-Net Arable: Exchange knowledge - enhance farming

The OK-Net Arable project promotes exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers and scientists with the aim to increase productivity and quality in organic arable cropping in Europe.

2016.06.10 | Agriculture and food

Research and Innovation for future food systems: Position paper of TP Organics

TP Organics has developed a position paper outlining the key areas of research in the food system and the food value chain from the perspective of the organic sector.

2016.05.26 | Agriculture and food

New video from OrganicDairyHealth

The aim of the OrganicDairyHealth project is to improve health and welfare in organic dairy cows. Watch Anna Wallenbeck (Sweden), Ute Knierim (Germany) and Jan Tind Sørensen (Denmark) explain how they combine breeding and management measures to achieve this goal in a new video.

2016.05.26 | Agriculture and food

New fact sheets assessing the use of meat and bone meal and urban organic wastes

The loss of phosphorus in exported products is a concern for all organic producers. The IMPROVE-P team compiled factsheets on meat and bone meal and recycled urban organic wastes in organic farming. They provide a comprehensive overview of the current information on these relevant nutrient sources.

2016.05.26 | Agriculture and food

Innovative design and management to boost functional biodiversity of organic orchards

Functional agrobiodiversity (FAB) uses orchard design and management to gain more natural enemies, making orchards more robust to pests. The CORE Organic Plus project EcoOrchard aims to collect existing knowledge and generate new knowledge in order to use FAB successfully in orchards.

2016.05.12 | Administrative conditions

ICROFS is looking for an academic employee to be the CORE Organic project manager 825241

The ERA-NET CORE Organic is funding trans-national research in organic food and farming across European countries, and is about to start up its fourth project period with cofunding from the European Commission. The coordinator is the Director of ICROFS and the project manager will assist the coordinator and will be responsible for the preparation…

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