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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Photographer: Dr. Nikola Schulz

2018.07.11 | Research news

Joint SUSFOOD2 – CORE Organic exploratory workshop

A joint workshop of the SUSFOOD2 (Sustainable Food Production and Consumption) and CORE Organic Cofund (Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems) ERA-NETs took place in Brussels beginning of June 2018.

2018.05.22 | News type

GrazyDaiSy: Innovative and sustainable grazing-based systems integrating cows and young stock

How can organic dairy cows stay with their mothers? How can we make more robust grazing strategies? How can animal health be supported, and medicine reduced, in organic dairy farming?

2018.05.04 | News type

Designing resilient organic greenhouse production systems for Europe

Greenhouse production is a highly intensive cropping system that guarantees out‐of‐season production in any climatic condition. The recently launched project 'Greenresilient' aims to demonstrate the potential and feasibility of an agroecological approach to organic greenhouse production in Mediterranean, Central and Northern European organic…

2018.04.23 | Research news

New research and development project: MIX-ENABLE - sustainable organic mixed livestock farming (press release)

The CORE Organic Cofund project MIX-ENABLE aims to deepen our understanding of organic mixed livestock farming (i.e. integrating two or more animal species) in Europe, to find sustainable and robust forms of the production, and to propose improved models and strategies.

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2018.04.11 | Research news

Organic food processing research highlighted at BIOFACH

CORE Organic arranged a seminar at BIOFACH Congress and co-organized Science Day. Research for organic food processing was in focus.

2018.02.05 | News from the management

CORE Organic at BIOFACH 2018 - event reminder

CORE Organic will be present at BIOFACH – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food in Nuremberg, Germany, 14–17 February. CORE Organic is arranging a seminar at the BIOFACH Congress and is co-arranger behind Science Day (register at latest today, 5 February).

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2018.02.01 | Research news

PROYOUNGSTOCK – research for improved organic young stock rearing

The project PROYOUNGSTOCK will explore ways to promote young stock and cow health and welfare by natural feeding systems.

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2018.02.01 | Research news

FreeBirds – improving chicken health and environmental problems in free-range production

The CORE Organic Cofund project FreeBirds will work with optimization of the use of the free-range as a key to improve organic chicken production.

2018.02.01 | Research news

GrazyDaiSy – to promote health and mother-infant contact in organic dairy farming

The CORE Organic Cofund project GrazyDaiSy will develop innovative and sustainable grazing-based dairy systems, integrating cows and young stock.

2018.02.01 | Research news

DOMINO – new strategy for sustainable fruit orchards and vineyards

By dynamic sod mulching and use of recycled amendments to increase biodiversity, the DOMINO project will improve resilience and sustainability of intensive organic fruit orchards and vineyards.

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