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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News from CORE Organic

French organic multi-species livestock farms surveyed in the framework of MIX-ENABLE.

2019.10.08 | News type

Farmers’ management practices determine sustainability patterns of French organic multi-species livestock farms.

A short description of the main content and main message of the article. Based on 31 surveys, we tried to relate sustainability patterns of French organic multi-species livestock farms to farm structures (types of production, area, livestock units, etc.) and farmers’ practices (rotating crops and pastures, co-grazing, etc.).

Holstein and Montbéliarde cows and calves grazing. INRA farm of Marcenat (Massif central, France)

2019.10.08 | News type

Natural nursing procedures implemented in French dairy farms

The early cow-calf separation is a common practice in most dairy farms, but it is questioned by both farmers and citizens. In the frame of the ProYoungStock CORE Organic project, alternative practices implemented by 102 French dairy farmers were described.

2019.10.08 | News type

Living mulches for weed control under the row – technical tips for the selection of suitable species

Living mulch has been evaluated through a participative approach involving researchers and producers. Several advantages, as well as some weak points, of the technique have been showed, and some technical tips have been issued from the practical activities.

Mulch with strawberry is used also as a commercial claim from the Colle Stefano Winery, involved in the research project.

2019.10.08 | News type

Technical tips for the use of strawberry as living mulch

The success of living mulches largely depends on some technical precautions to be taken, especially during the first year after installation. Thanks to a participative research approach, practical tips can now be provided to overcome the main critical points.

Photo: Thomas Alföldi, FiBL

2019.10.01 | News type

CORE Organic: a very sustainable network

In a duo interview, CORE Organics’ daily coordinator Ivana Trkulja from ICROFS and the EC project officer Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer of the Bioeconomy and Food Systems unit of DG RTD reflected on the achievements and the future ambitions of the ERA-NET partnership on organic food and farming.

2019.10.01 | News type

Overview of current CORE Organic projects

In 2016, CORE Organic Cofund consortium, including 26 partners from 19 countries, launched the 6th call supporting the European transnational research in organic food and farming.

2019.10.01 | News type

The history of CORE Organic

CORE Organic has produced a leaflet with historical facts about the CORE Organic programmes.

2019.10.01 | News type

Joint forces for organic research: ERA-NET CORE Organic celebrates its 15 Years Anniversary!

The CORE Organic - Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems - is an ERA-NET established in 2004. It presently includes 27 European ministries and research councils under the main aim to fund transnational organic research. By joining the forces, the network supports focused and coordinated research and…

Presentation of the Greenresilient project. Photo: Valentin, 2019

2019.09.25 | News type

Greenresilient experimental site visit: Optimizing Crop rotation in organic greenhouse cultivation in Switzerland

On August 7th, a presentation of the Greenresilient project was held during a special day dedicated to exchanging experiences about vegetables crops. The meeting and visit of the greenhouses was organized by FiBL and Agroscope, and took place in Conthey, Switzerland.

AU stand at Aarhus Food Festival 2019 with winter leafy crops displayed to the left. Photographer: Thayna Mendanha

2019.09.25 | News type

Greenresilient at the Food Festival in Aarhus

On 6-8 September 2019, the Greenresilient project was showcased at the annual Food Festival in Aarhus, Denmark.

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