Organic RDD research funds

Organic RDD stands for 'Organic Research, Development, and Demonstration Programme' and is a Danish research programme targeting organic food systems. It is coordinated by ICROFS in collaboration with GUDP (Green Development and Demonstration Programme). 

GUDP (Green Development and Demonstration Programme) calls for applications for the Organic Research, Development, and Demonstration Programme, known as Organic RDD, through separate application rounds. The call for applications is carried out in collaboration with ICROFS (International Centre for Research in Organic Farming and Food Systems).

The GUDP Board, in accordance with the GUDP Act, seeks recommendations from the ICROFS Board regarding focus areas etc. in connection with specific organic research initiatives.

The projects aim to support innovative, business-oriented thinking in the Danish organic food industry through green transformation. They should promote both green and economic sustainability.

Organic RDD 10

Organic farming and organic foods, including plant-based foods, must be developed in accordance with the specific production conditions, if Danish organic farming is to maintain its international leading position and meet the future demands of consumers. Therefore, the parties in the parliament has agreed to allocate DKK 70 million for organic research through the Organic RDD programme.

Funding can be sought for both projects with business plans (Type 1 projects) and projects without business plans, exclusively focusing on public goods and green sustainability effects (Type 2 projects).

The application deadline for Organic RDD 10 is May 6, 2024

The application material is available below

Information meetings on Organic RDD 10

In relation to the new application round, ICROFS will host information meetings where participants can gain insights into the application process and learn more about the criteria that underlie the assessment of projects.

The information meetings has taken place:

  • As an online meeting the 30th of January 09.00-12.00 o'clock
  • As a physical meeting the 7th of February 13.00-16.00 o'clock (Roskilde Universitet, Universitetsvej 1, 4000 Roskilde
    (Building 3 - meeting room 03.1-E37)

Get feedback on your project idea before submitting your application

During the Organic RDD application rounds, you can receive feedback on your project idea by submitting a brief project description to the ICROFS secretariat. It should be written using this template

The project description should be sent via email to The secretariat aims for a maximum processing time of one week. You will receive a phone call with feedback.