Online seminar "Connecting and innovating the organic fruit production"

The EU project Biofruitnet is hosting a seminar on 3 December from 10.00 am to 12.20 pm (CET) on the online platform Zoom on innovative solutions for organic fruit production. The event is organised by Ángela Morell Pérez and Évelyne Alcázar Marín from the Spanish Biofruitnet partner Ecovalia.


9.50 am to 10 am: Welcome

10 am to 10.15 am: BIOFRUITNET: Project concept (Marco Schlüter, International Development Manager, Naturland)


Knowledge gaps in organic research: understanding interactions of cover crops and tillage for weed control and soil health

Organic Agriculture, the official journal of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research, has published a research (the pdf can be bought HERE) to understand the interactions between cover crops and tillage for weed control and soil health, one of the biggest knowledge gaps in organic research.


University of Copenhagen: a new method reveals whether a potato is organic or not

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods. By looking at how organic plants are fertilised, the method provides a deeper, more accurate portrayal of whether eco-labelled produce is indeed organic. According to experts, imported organic fruits and vegetables are susceptible to food fraud.


Liveseed project: organic wine and fruit propagation in Germany and Switzerland

Experts from seed companies, organic farmers, farmer advisors, researchers and agricultural trainers can now read a report on a virtual cross visit to Germany and Switzerland on organic wine and fruit propagation.


Research: the winners of the CORE ORGANIC and SUSFOOD2 call

The list of winning projects of the last transnational call jointly launched in 2019 by ERA-net CORE ORGANIC (Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems) and SUSFOOD2 (SUStainable FOOD production and consumption) has now been published. The call was launched to respond to the new global challenges for agriculture. The network consists of 21 funding bodies from 18 countries/regions (Mipaaf and MIUR for Italy), committing around 9.5M EUR for transnational research.


MedForum2018 “Research and Innovation: Tools for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security”

After the success of the 1st edition of Montpellier in 2016, CIHEAM organized the 2nd edition of the Mediterranean initiative for PhD students and young researchers (MedForum2018) at CIHEAM Bari (Italy) from 18 to 20 September 2018.

Organic soybeans reduce the risks associated with glyphosate use

According to a new study in the journal Foods, conventional farmers are now using twice as much glyphosate spray as they did in the late 1990s when the GM crops became popular, largely because weeds have been developing resistance to glyphosate over time. As a result, residues of glyphosate in crop plant tissue are also increasing.


Special Issue "Actor-oriented Research for Food Systems Redesign in Agroecological Perspective" on “Sustainability”

Dr. Corrado Ciaccia and Dr. Fabio Tittarelli, researchers working at CREA-Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics, launch a call for manuscript submission on the issue "Actor-oriented Research for Food Systems Redesign in Agroecological Perspective".


Organic agriculture – the recycling bin for nitrogen

Nitrogen is part of the foundation for all life. But too much of a certain form of nitrogen – reactive nitrogen – can threaten both people and ecosystems, and cause a cascade of environmental problems. A new study led by researchers at the University of Virginia and co-authored by The Organic Center shows that organic farming practices can help prevent the global accumulation of reactive nitrogen, and scale back the presence of one of the major contributors to climate change.


Germany: new research projects on organic chickens launched

With over three million euros, the Federal Organic Farming Program and other forms of sustainable agriculture (BÖLN) has funded two new research projects on organic poultry.

The general objective of the "Öko2Huhn" and "RegioHuhn" projects is to rear breeds for the production of eggs and meat that are more suitable to the peculiarities of organic breeding and feeding, because so far, most organic poultry farms have worked with conventional agriculture oriented farming due to the lack of “organic” alternatives.



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