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2016.04.06 | Research

The role of agro-ecological and organic food production in providing food for the world

The "Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security" represents a comprehensive compilation of the current knowledge of food and nutrition security from a global perspective. The potential role of organic and agro-ecological farming to feed the world in the twenty-first century is one the themes in this new publication.

Photo: The Capsella plant («Shepherds purse») belongs to the Brassicaceae (mustard) family.

2016.04.06 | Agriculture and food

CAPSELLA: Collective Awareness Platform for Environmentally-sound Land Management based on Data Technologies and Agrobiodiversity

Just like the tiny yet sturdy little plant it takes the name from, the CAPSELLA project will deepen the roots of sustainability in agri-food systems by harnessing scientific and local knowledge around the theme of agro-biodiversity by making use of novel, improved and demand-driven ICT solutions.

MOVE, Organic RDD 2.2

2016.03.30 | Agriculture and food

Old cabbage and beetroot varieties get a new lease of life

The research project MOVE will be studying how the seeds of old vegetable varieties with interesting properties can be made available to hobby growers and organic farmers.

2016.03.17 | Agriculture and food

Mortality among organic dairy calves to be reduced

An alliance of six organic farmers and scientists from Aarhus University is set to develop new methods for the housing and feeding of calves to reduce the high mortality rate in organic cattle herds.

2016.03.16 | Conference

19th Organic World Congress: Call for Papers is now open

The 19th Organic World Congress of IFOAM - Organics International, taking place from 09 - 11 November 2017 in India, now opens its call for papers.

2016.02.19 | Research

International PhD in Agrobiodiversity: 2016 call now open

The 2016 call (13th edition) of the International PhD in Agrobiodiversity run by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy is now open. Submit your application by 31 May 2016. The Programme will start on 1 October 2016.

2016.02.16 | Events

Sustainable organic and low input dairy systems: Challenges and Solutions

This conference will focus on the challenges that face organic and low input dairy systems and how the EU-funded project Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying (SOLID) has worked for the last 5 years to develop solutions to improve the viability of such systems from an environmental, economic and social perspective.

Photo: Reganold and Wachter © Washington State University

2016.02.08 | Research

American scientists: Organic agriculture can be the key to feeding the world

After reviewing 40 years of data, two Washington State University scientists have concluded that it is possible feeding a growing global population having sustainability goals in mind.

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.

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