CORE Organic Cofund is a collaboration between 27 partners in 19 countries/regions on initiating transnational research projects in the area of organic food and farming. CORE Organic Cofund has in total initiated twelve research projects based on funds from participating countries and funding from the European Commission.    

CORE Organic is an ERA-NET - a network of European ministries and research councils funding research in organic food systems at national levels. The main focus of the ERA-NET is to join forces and fund transnational research projects support a focused and coordinated research and innovation effort covering the most important challenges along the organic value chains.  

CORE Organic is the acronym for "Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems".

News from CORE Organic

2020.04.02 | Agriculture and food

29 full-proposals for joint call “Towards sustainable and organic food systems"

The Joint Call of the ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 & CORE Organic Cofund full-proposals phase closed on 27 March 2020. A total number of 29 full-proposals were submitted in the Joint Call of ERA-NET SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic Cofunds.

2020.04.02 | Agriculture and food

In which areas are research needed within organic fruit producing farms in Europe?

Within the CORE Organic project DOMINO, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted to evaluate the current status in organic farming including the structure of the farm, biodiversity, fertilization, and areas with need for research. The results are used to draw conclusions for the development of the project

2020.03.30 | Agriculture and food

Tannin extracts to modulate ruminant digestion and reduce environmental impacts

To balance productivity, reduce pollutant emissions by the ruminants and improve product quality, the use of natural compounds with bioactivity on digestive processes, namely tannin extracts, is investigated in the ProYoungStock project

Organic tomato (Figure 1) variety Pera d'Abruzzo

2020.02.07 | Agriculture and food

Development of new organic ingredients from the tomato variety “Pera d’Abruzzo”

Consumers concern on environmental and health issues related to nutrition. In this regard, the consumption of organic food is increasing worldwide and organic food often is expected to be produced more sustainable and provide more healthy properties than the correspondent conventional ones. In the CORE Organic Cofund project SusOrgPlus natural…

Colony of a Dactylonectria torresensis strain obtained from the roots of Trifolium repens in Switzerland. Photo by dr. Josep Armengol

2020.02.07 | Agriculture and food

Searching for grapevine fungal trunk pathogens on cover crop roots

The potential role of cover crops as alternative hosts for soil-borne fungi plant diseases has not been thoroughly explored. Root samples from cover crops from experimental plots in the CORE Organic Cofund BIOVINE project has been analysed to find out more.

2020.02.06 | Agriculture and food

Cover crops can mitigate effects on grape pathogen dispersal

Different kind of ground covers has been indicated as an efficient way to limit rain-splashed dispersal of disease-causing spores in several crops, but not in vineyards. In the CORE Organic Cofund project BIOVINE cover crops are tested to reduce both splash- and air-borne diseases.

2020.02.05 | Agriculture and food

Video from Greenresilient

Innovative production in the greenhouse: flower strips, mixed crops, plant mulch

Calves can grow up as part of the dairy herd, and the system needs to be organised to fit both needs of cows and calves. Here we see a calf with nose-flap, which is one option of gentle weaning. Photo Cynthia Verwer.

2020.02.05 | Agriculture and food

What are farmers’ perceptions and experiences of dam-rearing in organic dairy herds?

Interviews with farmers and other actors, carried out in the CORE Organic Cofund project GrazyDaiSy, bring forward perspectives related to calves, cows, humans and systems, of relevance for future development of dam-rearing systems.

2020.02.05 | Agriculture and food

The SUSFOOD and CORE Organic Joint Call is open for full-proposals submission

Deadline for online submission is 27th of March 2020 (15:00 CET).

Andreas Fliessbach receiving the award from Ivana Trkuja, the coordinator of CORE Organic. Photo: Karin Ullven, 2019

2020.02.04 | Awards

Best projects awarded

Out of 33 finalized projects, FertilCrop and TILMAN-ORG were awarded as Best CORE Organic Projects.

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