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.

2016.01.29 | Agriculture and food

Three more students from the ProGrOV project have graduated

The ProGrOV project partners are very proud of the three graduates and are looking forward to the rest of the students graduating this year.

2016.01.20 | Agriculture and food

Denmark – European Champion in Organic Rainbow Trout

Denmark is the biggest producer of organic rainbow trout with a total production of 1,080 metric ton (2014). At least a doubling of the production is expected within few years.

2016.01.12 | Events

BIOFACH - World's leading trade fair for organic food

The organic trade meets at the organic exhibition in Nuremberg from 10 - 13 February 2016. As a visiting professional you can meet organic producers from the international organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest international trends.

Researchers on one of the farmer’s cow units

2016.01.11 | Research

Organic conversion is still a challenge to East African farmers

Lack of organic feeds and livestock diseases are the main obstacles to conversion to organic livestock production in East Africa, two ProGroV studies show.

2015.12.18 | Events

10th European Organic Congress 4-6 April, the Netherlands

Almost a decade after the first Congress, IFOAM EU is celebrating its 10th European Organic Congress in the Netherlands this April 2016. The theme of this year’s Congress is transforming food and farming through organics.

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