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2015.10.12 | Events

Great public interest at ISOFAR 2015 Goesan International Organic Expo

Within half of its opening time the Expo was visited by more than 1.1 million guests. The opening ceremony was honoured by the welcoming addresses of authorities i.e. the Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Prime Minister of Korea, Mr. Hwan.

The raspberry beetle

2015.10.12 | Research

Better traps for pest insects in organic berry production

During the past three years, researchers in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Switzerland and Latvia have joined forces to make control measures against pest insects more efficient.

2015.10.01 | Debate

New report from IFOAM EU: Feeding the People: Agroecology for Nourishing the World and Transforming the Agri-Food System

The organic movement has joined together to contribute to the theme of this year’s EXPO in Milan – feeding the planet – and IFOAM EU has published a report, Feeding the People: Agroecology for Nourishing the World and Transforming the Agri-Food System.

Photos: World Aquaculture

2015.09.23 | Business and finance

Boom in production of organic line mussels in denmark

Organic farming of line mussels makes a significant footprint in the development of the Danish Aquaculture sector, targeting 10 percent of the production being organic by 2018.

2015.09.23 | Research

How to build a long-term strategy for European agricultural research

Digital potential, greater efficiency in using eco-systems and bottom up processes in knowledge sharing were some of the topics discussed at the workshop regarding the future of European agricultural research, organised in June 2015 by the European Commission. A report with the main outcomes from the workshop has now been published.

2015.09.11 | Research

International journal publishes a special issue with proceedings from ICROFS conference

The scientific journal Sustainable Agriculture Research has dedicated its August issue to display the proceedings from the OECD-supported conference organised by ICROFS, the US Department of Agriculture and the Organic Management Systems Group of American Society of Agronomy.

2015.09.10 | Workshop

Invitation to workshop on organic dairy livestock production in Eastern Europe, Romania, October 2015

The workshop will adress the advances and challenges in the dairy sector (sheep, goats, cattle) in a multidisciplinary & multi actor approach to define strategies to improve profitability in low input and organic dairy systems.

2015.09.08 | Research

Making a difference on the farm: CORE Organic ERA-NET brings organic research closer to practice across Europe

CORE Organic coordinator Ulla Sonne Bertelsen from ICROFS has contributed to the latest issue of Agrinnovation, DG AGRI’s yearly magazine. Read about CORE Organic's goal of making organic research results usable in practice.

2015.08.27 | Research

New handbook for organic pig producers

„Improving health and welfare of pigs“ is a new practical handbook for organic pig producers. The handbook summarizes the expertise of farmers, consultants, scientists and technical literature for maintaining the health of pigs.

2015.08.13 | Events

Workshop: "Methods for estimating ammonia losses from organic pig production"

The research project pECOSYSTEM arranges a workshop in autumn 2015 focusing on finding the most promising methods for ammonia loss quantification, and to discuss how to best set up comparative analyzes under real conditions.

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