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2016.10.03 | Agriculture and food

New platform for farmers to find organic solutions and exchange knowledge launched

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

Calls relevant for organic researchers in Horizon 2020 during 2017

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

Possibilities and requirements for organic dairy breeding lines

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

CORE Organic Seminar: Conclusions, Implementation and Future Collaborations

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.

The fermentor is inoculated with lactic acid bacteria.

2016.08.12 | Agriculture and food

Great potential in biorefined protein from clover grass

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

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.

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