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2015.05.29 | Research

Control of parasite infections reduces mortality and improves animal welfare

The retail market share for organic eggs in Denmark is relative high. Unfortunately, there are a number of welfare issues in the organic egg production compared to other production systems - but now new studies show that control of helminth infection can reduce mortality and improve the welfare of hens.

2015.05.26 | Research

Pilot plant extracts "bio-oil" and produces organic fertilizer and protein feed

A HTL pilot plant has been inaugurated Mai 22 at AU Foulum. The plant converts organic material into oil with properties similar to petroleum. This means that organic material can substitute fossile crude oil for the production of fuels and chemicals. The facilities at Foulum are based on ground-breaking technologies.

2015.08.28 | Research

The first bio-oil produced in Foulum paves the way for a green conversion in agriculture

A new groundbreaking energy facility at AU Foulum can produce oil from grass that is first used as a protein feed for pigs and poultry. This paves the way for far more productive and environmentally friendly cropping systems for both conventional and organic farming.

2015.05.22 | Events

3rd African Organic Conference: Deadline for paper submission May 31, 2015

The 3rd African Organic Conference in Nigeria (October 5-6) targets consumers, farmers, researchers, trainers, academics, extension practitioners, policy makers, private sector actors, financiers in the agriculture value chains and promoters of organic agriculture. Deadline for submission of papers: May 31.

2015.05.10 | Events

Deadline for registration to ICOAS: 31st May 2015

Join the 5th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences - „Bringing Innovations to Organic Farming“ 14th-17th October 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

2015.05.07 | News type

Organic agriculture can improve food security by diversification and reduced debts among smallholder farmers

In celebration of the International Year of Soils, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems asked a number of experts: Is investing in inorganic fertilizers really a better option than restoring soils over the long-term using an agro-ecological approach? Read the blog entry, written by the director of ICROFS, Niels Halberg.

2015.05.06 | Events

9th European Organic Congress in Riga, 11-13 June 2015

“Where does the organic movement want to be in 2030? What can we give to society? And most importantly, how will we do so?” The European Organic Congress is dedicated to discuss the future of the organic movement. Register for the congress now.

2015.05.05 | Events

BERAS conference on ecological recycling agriculture

The knowledge and research network BERAS International brings the climate impact of the food production into focus at the conference “Soils and the Food We Eat” 20th of May in Järna, Sweden.

From a project meeting in ProGrOV

2015.04.27 | News type

Organic farming collaboration is growing in East Africa

The international project ProGrOV has created a platform where researchers and organic movements in East Africa are sharing knowledge and experiences in order to develop the organic farming sector.

Photo: IFOAM

2015.04.27 | News type

Become a member of IFOAM EU’s GMO Expert Group or Climate Change Task Force

2015 is an important year in the fight against climate change and GMOs. The European institutions are reviewing certain parts of the GMO legislation and are preparing the new climate and energy package for 2030. Therefore, IFOAM EU invites you to join the new IFOAM task force on climate change and/or expert groups on GMO’s.

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