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

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.

2018.12.05 | News type

Organic pig producers across Europe set the scene for research to improve animal welfare and reduce ammonia emission

The CORE Organic Cofund project POWER asks organic pig producers in eight European countries for innovative ideas to test; the aim is to improve animal welfare and reduce ammonia emissions from outdoor runs in organic housing systems for growing pigs.

2018.11.09 | Events

Greenresilient project at agroecology conference

The project coordinator will present the Greenresilient agroecological approach to organic and biodynamic production in protected conditions at the international conference 'Innovation and research alliances for agroecology’ in Italy, November 15th to 17th.

2018.10.31 | News type

Article about the Greenresilient project in National Geographic Italia

The main objective of the Greenresilient project is to demonstrate that an agroecological approach to organic greenhouse production is feasible in different European areas. An interview with Greenresilient coordinator, Fabio Tittarelli, is featured in the latest issue of National Geographic Italia.

2018.08.24 | Research news

Alternating grazing to control parasites in young cattle

Within the CORE Organic project MIX-ENABLE, Steffen Werne (FiBL) and his team are testing more sustainable ways of controlling gastrointestinal nematodes in ruminants.

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?

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Webinar on the third research Call from CORE Organic Cofund (from 19. Jan. 2021) Learn more about the third research Call from CORE Organic Cofund on ‘Organic farming systems for improved mixed plant and animal production'. (1 hour and 9 min.)