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Productivity and Growth in Organic Value-chains (ProGrOV)

ICROFS coordinates research project in three African countries.
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The European Union supports organic research in Europe.

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The main idea of CORE organic is to coordinate research programmes between the 21 partner countries.
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TP Organics

TP Organics is a European technology platform fororganic food and farming research. Read more...

 

The EU research project SOLID on Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying runs from 2011-2016. Read more...

 

 

 

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Organic RDD 2: Organic Research, Development and Demonstration programme, 2014-2018:

Read about the 10 Organic RDD 2 projects under the latest GUDP programme.
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Conference on insects - a new driver in the bioeconomy
On Thursday, 13 November the Danish Technological Institute and inSPIRe Innovation Community will host a conference on insects. This 1-day conference will focus on the current opportunities and barriers of insect production, and display their potential within various segments of the food and feed sectors.

One of the speakers will be Lotte Bjerrum, who’s the project leader of the ORGANIC RDD-project BioConVal. She will present new research on the conversion of chicken manure by fly larvae.

 

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Kirsten Lund Jensen named new chairwoman of the Programme Committee of ICROFS 

Head of Organic Unit at Landbrug og Fødevarer, Kirsten Lund Jensen, has been appointed chairwoman of the Programme Committee of ICROFS. She will succeed Michael Stevns.


The new appointment will to a greater extent bring together the International Board and the Programme Committee of ICROFS, given that Kirsten Lund Jensen has also been a member of the board since October 2013.


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Submit abstracts for Scientific Seminar on Organic Food
Scientific Seminar on Organic Food 2014 takes place 5-7 November, 2014 in Mikkeli, Finland.

The seminar is aimed at researchers and other experts of
the whole food chain as well as politicians and officers of
the governmental bodies on food and farming for
collaboration and sharing their expertise with others.

The updated seminar programme with poster exhibition and workshops is now available. All the participants are called to submit their abstracts for Scientific Seminar on Organic Food 2014 by 30 September.

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New Communications Manager at ICROFS
Marie-Louise Andersen is the temporary Communications Manager at ICROFS. She will be covering for Camilla Mathiesen who is on maternity leave until September 2015.
Marie-Louise Andersen comes from a position as journalist at the newspaper Århus Stiftstidende. She has a Master's Degree in Journalism.

 

Join the EIP-AGRI Focus Groups

The European Commission is launching a call for experts such as farmers, advisers, scientists and other relevant actors for four new EIP-AGRI Focus Groups. The Focus Groups will begin their work in November-December 2014 and are expected to present their results and recommendations within 12-18 months. Candidates for each of the Focus Groups below are invited to apply in accordance to the rules set out in this notice for the purpose specified.


The purpose of a Focus Group is to explore practical innovative solutions to problems or opportunities and to draw on and share experience gained from relevant innovative projects.

 

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Launch of Canada's Organic Science Cluster II

Organic Agricultural Centre of Canada has announced the official launch of Canada's Organic Science Cluster II. The first program ran from 2009-2013 and the new is running from 2013-2018.

 

With support from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program and over 65 industry partners, the Organic Science Cluster II spans the country and will continue to strengthen the science behind organic agriculture in Canada.

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Newsletter from ISOFAR

ISOFAR is ready with a new and exciting newsletter. Read more about organic agriculture and research in Sweden and get introduced to a range of new projects.

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New study: Organic food is better for you

A new peer-reviewed scientific study published in the British Journal of Nutrition concludes that organic crops are of a much higher nutritional quality than their non-organic counterparts. Organic crops contain significantly higher concentrations of nutritionally desirable antioxidants and lower levels of undesirable cadmium (a toxic heavy metal) and pesticide residues.

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Share your story with Farming Matters

Do you want to share an interesting story? The magazine Farming Matters calls for articles for the December 2014 issue. The magazine is published by the AgriCultures Network.

 

Each issue offers an opportunity to publish interesting field-based cases from all corners of the world. Articles for the December 2014 issue of Farming Matters should be sent to the editors before 1 September 2014.

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Conference on organic agriculture in West Africa
The third West African Organic Conference will take place in Cotonou, Benin, in the end of August. The conference theme is Institutionalizing Ecological and Organic Agriculture in West Africa.
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New tools for mechanical weeding

A new research project with joint participation from Aarhus University and Kongskilde Industries aims to improve the effectiveness of mechanical crop field weeding. The project hinges on the development of new cutting solutions to improve the effectiveness against weeds when cultivating narrowly separated rows.
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New research: Gains to species diversity in
organically farmed fields are not propagated at the farm level

A team including researchers from Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) have found that diversity of habitats is more
important than organic status for farm wildlife.
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New Communications Manager at the ICROFS Secretariat
Nina Hermansen is the temperary Communications Manager at ICROFS. She is covering for Camilla Mathiesen who is on maternity leave until September 2015.
Nina Hermansen comes from a position as Communication Partner at the Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University. She has a Master's Degree in Journalism.

 

 

Core Organic II Seminar in Stockholm, October 2014

Core Organic II is hosting an international seminar
on European Organic Research Conclusions, Implementation and Future Collaborations. During the seminar, project leaders from EU countries will present and discuss the achievements from the 14 research projects supported by CORE Organic II.

Participation in the seminar is free and deadline
for registration is September 15.


Register at the homepage of EPOK, SLU

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ICROFS News, June 2014

Contents:

Eating quality of meat from organic beef based on crossbred animal

- Animating Multicriteria Decision-making Processes in the Organic Value Chain

- Ramsons can deliver taste and antibacterial effect in food preservation: From nature to cultivation

- Climate impact of mobile green manures

- Organic rainbow trout – Does the diet composition influence the fish health?

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ICROFS Events

Seminar: Core Organic II Seminar in Stockholm, 1 October 2014.
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Congress: 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress, ICEC, 13-15 October, 2014, Istanbul.
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Conference: Conference in California: Organic food systems, 1-2 November, 2014.

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Seminar: Scientific Seminar on Organic Food, 5-7 November, 2014 in Mikkeli, Finland.

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Organic RDD 2
The danish Organic Research, Development and Demonstration Programme, RDD 2, runs from 2014-2018.

 

Organic RDD
The Danish Organic Research, Developmnent and Demonstration Programme, ran from 2011-2013.


DARCOF III
The research programme DARCOF III ran in 2006- 2010 and consisted of 15 individual projects.

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ICROFS newsletter
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ICROFS fact sheets

ICROFS fact sheets sum up research results in organic food and farming

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Knowledge syntheses

read about ICROFS' knowledge syntheses.

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The ICROFS archive
Publications prior to 2008 is found in the ICROFS archive

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Books and reports
ICROFS publications in Danish and English, e.g. the knowledge synthesis...

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ICROFS Events

Seminar: Core Organic II Seminar in Stockholm, 1 October 2014.
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Congress: 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress, ICEC, 13-15 October, 2014, Istanbul.
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Conference: Conference in California: Organic food systems, 1-2 November, 2014.

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Seminar: Scientific Seminar on Organic Food, 5-7 November, 2014 in Mikkeli, Finland.

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ICROFS

 

ICROFS Research

Danish R&D

 

Organic RDD 2
The danish Organic Research, Development and Demonstration Programme, RDD 2, runs from 2014-2018.

 

Organic RDD
The Danish Organic Research, Developmnent and Demonstration Programme, ran from 2011-2013.


DARCOF III
The research programme DARCOF III ran in 2006- 2010 and consisted of 15 individual projects.

Read more...

ICROFS

 

ICROFS Events

 

Subscribe to ICROFS news Subscription is free of charge

 

ICROFS newsletter
The international newsletter is issued
3-4 times a year.

Read more

 

ICROFS fact sheets

ICROFS fact sheets sum up research results in organic food and farming

Read more

 

Knowledge syntheses

read about ICROFS' knowledge syntheses.

Read more

 

The ICROFS archive
Publications prior to 2008 is found in the ICROFS archive

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Books and reports
ICROFS publications in Danish and English, e.g. the knowledge synthesis...

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