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

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.  


News from CORE Organic

Different types of nematodes extracted from a soil sample. Photo: Lieven Waeyenberge, 2018

2019.06.18 | News type

Nematodes as indicators of soil biodiversity in Greenresilient

Soil biodiversity is reflected in the composition of its nematode fauna. In Greenresilient, we are analyzing nematode communities (genera, numbers, feeding types), which provides important information about the soil health status.

Entomopathogenic soil extraction experiment. Photo: Joop Woelke, 2018

2019.06.06 | News type

Greenresilient: Functional biodiversity with soil borne fungi to suppress greenhouse pests

Pests and diseases are often suppressed by various species of natural enemies and antagonists that naturally occur in cropping systems. Stimulating and conserving this functional biodiversity can be a way to increase the resilience of cropping systems.

Leaf fraction of lucerne. Photo: Søren Krogh Jensen, Aarhus University (ANIS), Denmark

2019.06.06 | News type

Lucerne protein for organic pigs

Lucerne harvested as forage can produce two- to three-fold the protein yield of pulses grown in Denmark. Efficient extraction of protein from lucerne may unlock ways for more self-sufficient production of pigs in organic farming.

2019.05.13 | News type

New video: Drying of herbs and hops - Tips for small drying plants

During the SusOrganic project it became obvious that hops and herb producers face several challenges in terms of drying.

2019.04.10 | Events

ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic - first Joint Call Board Meeting

The first and successful joint Call Board meeting of the ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 (Sustainable Food Production and Consumption) and CORE Organic Cofund (Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems) was held on 2-3 April 2019 in Brussels.

Photo: Thomas Alföldi, FiBL.

2019.02.21 | News type

New CORE Organic Cofund projects presented at Research Seminar in Bari, Italy

All coordinators of the twelve CORE Organic Cofund research projects, funding bodies and stakeholder representatives as well as international guests from Mediterranean countries and Brazil met at CORE Organic events in the end of January. The Research Seminar was hosted by TP Organics and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM Bari)…

Nurses cows and their calves from experimental farm of INRA-Mirecourt (Mathilde Belluz).

2019.02.19 | News type

Rearing calves with adult dairy cows: advantages and constraints

Innovative calf rearing dairy systems based on close relationships between young and adult cows are more and more implemented by French dairy farmers. Focus on these farmers’ experience indicates that these techniques can be easily and widely adopted.

2019.02.19 | News type

Nitrogen rich waste and by-product used as organic fertilizers

One of the main postulates of the circular economy is to minimize the waste production in favor of the materials re-use. One good example of that is given by the upcycling of nitrogen rich biomasses that can be used as fertilizers.

A general increase of biodiversity in the agro-ecosystem is not always compatible with intensive systems.

2019.02.17 | News type

Sustainable orchard and vineyard intensification – by an agro-ecological approach

The effort to increase the sustainability of agricultural practices, by promoting the biodiversity of the ecosystems, is nowadays wide spreading. However, a further challenge is represented by the move from efforts only to increase biodiversity to targeted management of diversity within the ecological communities. The difference is substantial and…

2019.01.16 | Events

Organic processing in Europe - Developing a Code of Practice

The CORE Organic Cofund project ProOrg has organised a session at Biofach on February 14. The debate brings focus on the demands of the consumers, the expectations of retailers and processors and last but not least, the most sustainable way of food processing.

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