Research

SOILVEG Project: the final press release including results achieved and indications for future steps

The innovative European research project SOILVEG (Improving soil conservation and resource use in organic cropping systems for vegetable production through introduction and management of Agro-ecological Service Crops) has come to an end. It involved 9 European countries and 14 institutions over a 3-year period.

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Research: the Newsletter of Agroecology Europe

It is now available the first bi-monthly newsletter of Agroecology Europe, which aims to facilitate exchange and collaboration between our members and friends. In this edition you will find the reports of the European Agroecology Forum in October 2017, a selection of new publications and events, and the first two of a new series of Stories from the Field. We look forward to receiving your contributions for the next newsletter.

The  LINK to the newsletter

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6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS)

“Dynamic developments in organic research – strengthening partnerships across Europe and beyond” is the theme of ICOAS, that will take place in November in Austria. After three Scientific Conferences on Organic Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe held by the Czech Bioinstitute under the name Bioacademy in Lednice na Moravě and Prague, in 2012 organizers agreed to broaden the scope of the conference and launch an international scientific event for organic agriculture research located in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Less seed pests with organic wheat production

Small mammals can provide agricultural benefits by eating weed seeds or they can act as pests by eating crop grains.

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Switzerland: a scientific conference on "Evolving agriculture and food - Perspectives in biodynamic research"

A new biannual conference will gather academics, scholars, PhD students, graduate students, farmer-researchers and action researchers from around the world to discuss the latest and most pressing issues in biodynamic agriculture, moreover discussing related fields such as agroecology and food and nutrition, dedicating significant attention also to new and alternative researching methods.

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RETIBIO Project: the final conference in Rome

Organic agriculture has acquired such a high economic and social value and a wide political resonance, to be the subject of targeted interventions at regulatory level and for promotion of research. The project RETIBIO has among its objectives to provide support to the organic agriculture research sector also through the strengthening of existing networks of relationships at national and international level.

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Organic farming improves soil physical properties: the results of a long-term study

A recent study published in  Agronomy Journal found that after 40 years of farming, organic agriculture improves physical characteristics of soil compared to conventional farming.

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CORE Organic Cofund: 12 new research projects

In December 2016, the CORE Organic Cofund consortium launched the new call for supporting the European transnational organic research, thanks to which 12 research projects were funded at the end of the selection process.

The selected project proposals are distributed in four thematic areas agreed at consortium level:

The four thematic research areas of the projects are:

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OK-Net EcoFeed project: 100% of organic and local feed

The overall aim of OK-Net EcoFeed is to help farmers, breeders and the organic feed processing industry in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics, in particular pigs, broilers, laying hens and parents of broilers and laying hens.

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Organic seed: the LIVESEED project

LIVESEED, financed by Horizon 2020,  is based on the concept that cultivars adapted to organic systems are key for realising the full potential of organic agriculture in Europe.

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