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A sow and her piglets lying in the shade of poplar trees

2017.10.12 | Agriculture and food

Shade for outdoor pigs is important

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.

2017.10.12 | Agriculture and food

Trust – the key to organic export to Asia

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.

2017.10.06 | Agriculture and food

Digital tools for farmers – latest recommendations from OK-Net Arable

The platform http://farmknowledge.org is a product of the EU funded OK-Net Arable project, of which ICROFS is a partner.

2017.10.02 | Agriculture and food

Promising results about carbon turnover in deep soil

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’.

2017.10.02 | Agriculture and food

‘ProGrOV’ reconnects consumers with the complex systems producing their food

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.

2017.09.28 | Agriculture and food

Special issue of Organic Agriculture - 3.0

In the latest issue of Organic Agriculture, the editors have collected a number of papers relevant for the theme Organic 3.0. It is published in connection to the science track "Innovative research for Organic 3.0" at the Organic World Congress in India, November 2017.

2017.09.27 | Agriculture and food

Going local – a way to increase value-added in organic food products?

The LOCO research project investigates the consumers’ interest in local organic foods, and whether they are willing to pay an additional price premium for organic food products, if they are also produced locally.

2017.09.27 | Agriculture and food

Organic and Low-Input Dairy Farming: Avenues to Enhance Sustainability and Competitiveness in the EU

The objectives of the EU-funded project SOLID were to evaluate competitiveness and environmental sustainability of organic and low-input systems, to investigate ways to increase their profitability, and to disseminate knowledge to key stakeholder groups. Read about the results and recommendations in the newly puslished article at Wiley.com.

2017.09.27 | Agriculture and food

Organic fish farming is a good investment – the price premium is maintained

All investments claim a healthy economic basis. This also applies toorganics. The project RobustFish finds that the price premium on organic trout and salmon is maintained, when the supply of organic fish rise.

2017.09.26 | Agriculture and food

Contribution of organic farming to public goods in Denmark

In the latest issue of Organic Agriculture (Volume 7, number 3) a scientific article based on ICROFS' latest Knowledge Synthesis has just been published.

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