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2019.07.22 | Agriculture and food

Deep roots help crops to survive - but not necessarily to thrive

When a drought hits, there is often still water in the deeper soil. If crops have deep roots, they can access this water. Chicory is such a crop, and it takes up substantial amounts of water from the deep soil - however not enough to escape a drought.

2019.05.20 | Agriculture and food

New white paper: An Organic Revolution Powered by Cooperation – and the Sustainable Mindset Behind it

In the new white paper “Organic - A vision and a mindset in the Danish food cluster” you will get insights into the organic vision that started with a handful of dairy farmers and rapidly gained the support of a nation, creating new business opportunities for international partners in the process.

2019.05.07 | Agriculture and food

Support for organic research in the "Horizon Europe" programme

On 17 April 2019, the European Commission adopted the provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the EU’s research & innovation programme for the period 2021-2027 - and organic farming is on the agenda.

2019.05.03 | Agriculture and food

Connecting Thematic Networks towards an European Open Source System

The EURAKNOS project wants to reinforce the EU agricultural knowledge base by building a datasystem to enable farmers easier access to information.

2019.04.29 | Agriculture and food

TP Organics' new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda: share your views before May 8!

Take part in the consultation on the priority topics for the new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for organic food & farming in Europe.

2019.04.25 | Agriculture and food

Improving organic animal farming

New publication reviews key research addressing key challenges faced by organic animal farming in improving yields, animal nutrition and health

2019.04.24 | Agriculture and food

Opportunities and challenges for integrating dairy cattle into farms with certified organic pineapple production as perceived by smallholder farmers in Central Uganda

Integrating dairy cattle with pineapple production is an opportunity for closed nutrient cycles and income diversification. However, knowledge, access to inputs, and organized markets are needed as incentive for conversion to organic dairy production.

2019.04.23 | Agriculture and food

29.5 million DKK available for organic research and development

Invitation of applications for funding under The Organic Research, Development and Demonstration Programme (Organic RDD) 5.

2019.04.15 | Agriculture and food

OK Net Ecofeed Knowledge synthesis: Feeding monogastrics with 100% organic and regionally produced feed

The synthesis describes the protein needs for organic monogastric animals (pigs, layers and broilers), including different breeds and rearing conditions, different protein feed resources, mostly new or not commonly used protein sources, their nutrient content, production prerequisites, and their potential feeding.

Feed experiments with pigs at Foulum. Photo: Helene Uller-Kristensen

2019.04.25 | Agriculture and food

The feed value of clover grass protein for slaughter pigs

The Organic RDD project "SuperGrassPork" is working on developing a production of local produced protein for organic pigs, where a big part of the protein feed comes from bio-refined clover grass.

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