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".

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Hypothesis to explain the low GIN infestation in calves with nurse cows

2020.09.22 | Agriculture and food

Parasite infection risks for dairy calves raised by nurse cows studied in France

In dairy farms, new rearing practices of calves with nurse cows have been developed by farmers. As a part of the GrazyDaiSy project, three different parasite indicators were measured individually in 438 calves belonging to 38 groups at housing in western France. The results suggest that rearing suckling dairy calves with nurse cows decreases the…

Stable School meeting June 2020. Photo by Mette Vaarst

2020.09.22 | Agriculture and food

GrazyDaiSy conducts research on how ‘Stable Schools’ help developing cow-calf contact systems

One of the aims of the CORE Organic project GrazyDaiSy is to practice and study social learning and is therefore collaborating with other projects working with cow-calf contact systems. The Danish GrazyDaiSy partners analyse the processes of ‘Stable Schools’, including how they contribute to identify solutions to challenges in cow-calf systems.

2020.07.03 | Agriculture and food

12 Projects selected in the Joint CORE Organic/Susfood 2019 call

In order to address emerging societal challenges, CORE Organic has joined forces with SUSFOOD2 in the transnational Call ‘Towards sustainable and organic food systems’ launched in 2019. The network consists of 21 funding bodies from 18 countries/regions, committing around 9.5M EUR for transnational research.

2020.06.17 | Agriculture and food

Can organic greenhouse production be more resilient and less intensive?

A video from the project Greenresilient highlights three innovative techniques that are being tested at the Greenresilient experimental site in France by the Research Group for Organic Farming (GRAB) - watch it in the latest newsletter from EIP-AGRI

2020.05.12 | Agriculture and food

Organic Farm Knowledge promotes productivity and quality in European organic farming

Organic Farm Knowledge provides many tools and knowledge exchange for farmers, farm advisers and scientists. The platform covers a wide range of topics and is constantly expanding its thematic repertoire through new partnerships. Also the CORE Organic Cofund projects will publish their practice-oriented results on the platform.

2020.05.10 | Agriculture and food

How is the bird health at Swedish organic broiler farms?

A study of bird health and welfare in two slower-growing hybrids was performed in eight organic broiler chicken farms in Sweden in 2018. The bird health was in general good, but there are still needs for improvements.

2020.05.10 | Agriculture and food

Smart and intelligent drying systems for organic foods

In the last two years, non-invasive and smart monitoring solutions approach for producing premium quality dried foods were designed. Cloud-based solutions as well as soft sensors and the determination of critical control points were investigated in the context of the SusOrgPlus project.

2020.04.28 | Agriculture and food

Animal diversity in organic farms: the performances are still being questioned

A study has been realised on the effect of animal diversity on performances of organic commercial farms, in the framework of the Mix-Enable project.

Oriental Greens are well adapted to unheated winter production. They are extremely frost hardy, fast growing and delicious in taste. Photo: Wolfgang Palme

2020.04.28 | Agriculture and food

Winter Harvest: the Green Revolution

Seasonal and sustainable winter vegetable production in Central European climates appears contradictory and represents formidable challenges regarding increased resource efficiency and reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

2020.04.28 | Agriculture and food

Leaflet on nematodes as suitable indicators for soil health

The new Greenresilient leaflet explains why nematodes can be excellent indicators for soil health

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