ICROFS performs the tasks on the basis of the organic philosophy and the established organic principles.
The centre is established by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark to manage a number of tasks:
- Provide research results that can contribute to the promotion of organic farming and food systems
- Coordinate, administrate and implement strategic and user-oriented research of high quality within organic farming and food systems - both on a national and international level.
- Contribute to the development of organic farming and food systems with the purpose of improving the the opportunities to convert from conventional to organic production and further contribute to the promotion of sustainable farming and food systems in general.
- Contribute to the development and dissimination of organic farming and food systems as a means of achieving important goals for society in relation to the environment, climate, nature, animal welfare and regional development.