A research project on productivity and growth in organic value-chains, ProGrOV in short, was launched in January 2011. This project will focus on improving productivity and growth in existing organic value chains in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania through development of agro-ecological methods, governance and management of organic value-chains, and capacity development regarding research focused on participatory and interdisciplinary approaches.
The VOVE project is an international study lead by ICROFS. The over-all aim of the study is to investigate the development of a large-scale and long-term research project to test the hypothesis that complex, agro-ecological, functionally integrated food systems can be sustainable and nourish the world in 2050 with significantly reduced net emissions of green house gases (GHG).
ICROFS organised jointly with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Organic Management Systems Group of American Society of Agronomy (ASA-OMS) the International Conference that took place 1-2 November 2014 Long Beach, California.
ICROFS coordinated the ‘Chinese-Danish networking on Systemic Approaches to Pest Management without Pesticides’ funded by International Network Programme of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The network was established in collaboration with the China Agricultural University, Beijing.