2016.10.06 | Agriculture and food
Plant diversity is often low in European grasslands with a major dominance of grass-clover mixtures. Recently there has been growing interest in multi-species grasslands for the purpose of increasing plant productivity and sustainability of grass-arable cropping system.
2016.10.03 | Agriculture and food
The complexity of organic farming requires farmers to have a very high level of knowledge and skills. But exchange on organic farming techniques remains limited. A new platform – OK-Net Arable – aimed at filling the gap in the exchange of information between farmers across Europe has been launched.
2016.09.08 | Calls
The European Commission has published a revised Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2017. The programme includes several topics relevant for research in organic food and agriculture as listed below.
2016.09.01 | Agriculture and food
The potential of breeding lines that are genetically adapted to organic milk production is essentially unexploited even though specific lines offer the potential to breed for cows with characteristics specific for organic production systems.
2016.08.15 | Seminar
During the seminar, project leaders will present and discuss the achievements from three research projects supported by CORE Organic II, which ends in 2016. Eleven projects from the CORE Organic Plus call, which started in early 2015, will present their intermediate results.
2016.08.12 | Agriculture and food
A new system for extraction of high value feed protein by biorefining techniques approved for organic production is developed and tested in the OrganoFinery project. A full scale test has shown promising results indicating possibilities for better provision of organic protein and increased organic production. Both an assessment of the feed value…
2016.07.20 | Agriculture and food
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.
2016.07.08 | Conference
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
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
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.