In December 2016, CORE Organic Cofund consortium, including 26 partners from 19 countries, launched the new call supporting the European transnational organic research; 12 research proposals were selected for the funding.
The selected project proposals are distributed across four thematic areas agreed on the level of consortium:
The project BIOVINE will exploit biodiversity in viticultural systems to reduce pest damage and pesticide use, and increase ecosystems services provision.
FreeBirds will work with optimization of the use of the free-range as a key to improve organic chicken production.
The project GREENRESILIENT will create sustainable and resilient organic and biodynamic vegetable production systems in low-energy greenhouses.
The project POWER will contribute to remove significant obstacles in organic pig farming by focusing on the young pigs.
ProRefine will explore refined forage legumes as local sources of protein feed for monogastrics and high quality fibre feed for ruminants in organic production.
Strip-cropping and recycling of waste as the basis for biodiverse and resource-efficient intensive vegetable production will be explored in the SUREVEG project.
DOMINO will improve resilience and sustainability of intensive organic fruit orchards and vineyards.
GrazyDaiSy will develop sustainable grazing-based dairy systems, integrating cows and young stock.
MIX-ENABLE will develop the sustainability and robustness of organic animal production on mixed livestock farms in Europe.
ProOrg aims to develop a code of practice that will provide strategies and tools for decisions making for food processors and organic labelling organizations.
PROYOUNGSTOCK will explore ways to promote young stock and cow health and welfare by natural feeding systems.