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Sows in a pasture-based system are facing animal welfare challenges, as the only possibility to seek protection from the sun is the farrowing hut. Inclusion of trees in these systems reduces the heat load of the sows during hot periods.
The demand for organic food products is on the rise – also in developing countries. Especially organic products from developed countries are in demand since they represent trust and credibility. This is an opportunity that Danish organic exporters should seize.
The platform farmknowledge.org is a product of the EU funded OK-Net Arable project, of which ICROFS is a partner.
Preliminary results about carbon turnover in top- and subsoil were presented at a recent symposium. The poster, which was prepared by Zhi Liang, Ph.D.-student of the Deep Frontier project, won the prize for ‘Best poster’.
Tanzanian student from ICROFS project took up the challenge from the Danish Minister of Environment and Food in the Case Competition during the World Food Summit in Copenhagen in August together with three other students from USA, Belgium and Denmark.