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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.
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.
Biogas is an important renewable energy vector with impressive growth and installation rates in the EU. However, production of biogas from organic farms has not yet been sufficiently exploited. The European project SUSTAINGAS responds to the current lack of information on biogas produced in organic farms.
A survey of the organic fresh produce chain in Nairobi concludes that perception to traceability, documentation, certification, training and monitoring can strengthen the confidence between the producers and the traders of the organic sector.
One year ahead of the deadline for implementation of complete organic aquaculture life cycle - organic trout ova/fry is available from Danish hatcheries.
Organic meat production has the potential to develop into a more trustworthy high-value production based on local resources and free-range animals. However, eating quality and relatively low prices must still be a major concern in order to increase the market share.
The global market for organic food has reached 72 billion US$, and 43 million hectares of agricultural land are certified as organic according to data presented by IFOAM at the BIOFACH fair in Nuremberg.
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.
In the framework of the project “Further Development of Methologies for Sustainability Assessment and Monitoring in Organic/Ecological Agriculture“, which is funded by the Swedish Ekhaga Foundation, the Organic Research Centre and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) are looking at the thematic priorities for the organic sector.
This 12 month position will include assistance to the projects or activities that ICROFS is responsible for as coordinator or is otherwise engaged in, as well as to the development of research and dissemination activities within the field of organic agriculture and food systems internationally with focus on Africa.