New strategy from TP Organics demands a massive strengthening of organic research

TP Organics - a section under the European Technology Platform - has launched a new strategy for organic research and innovation. TP Organics recommends that at least 10 percent of EU’s Horizon 2020 research budget is spent on research in organic agriculture and food systems.

TP Organics presented its new research and innovation strategy on the research seminar “Science Day” 13th of February at the big organic fair BioFach in Nürenberg.

The “Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Organic Food and Farming” describes the research and innovation priorities of the European organic sector until 2020.  The aim is to influence the funding priorities of EU and the national research programmes in the years to come.

TP Organics recommends massive investments in research organic farming and food systems. At least 10 percent of the Horizon 2020 research budget should be dedicated for the organic sector, the organisation states.

The new strategy focuses on the positive effects of an increased research performance in the organic sector, not only in terms of designing more sustainable productions systems, but also in designing business models, which are more friendly to the environment. 

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See the presentations from Biofach:

Introduction to the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Bram Moeskops, TP Organics)

Innovation to address the big challenges in organic production (Cristina Micheloni, TP Organics, AIAB)

EU opportunities for innovation in organic food and farming (Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation)

Research and Innovation in the European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming (Alina Ujupan, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development)

Financing business-research cooperation for innovation in the organic sector (Borris Haupt, Enterprise Europe Network)