Work packages

WP 1 Project coordination


WP1 will ensure that the project will optimize the infrastructural setup to support the project, including finances, logistics, information, coordination issues, and conformity to EC rules and procedures.

WP2 : Characterization of organic mixed livestock farms in Europe

to gain a better understanding of these farms, their peculiarities and their internal organization through synthesis of available knowledge and data and collection of new data across partner countries. 

WP3: Integrated assessment of organic mixed livestock farms

in Europe to understand the management and performances of organic mixed livestock farms so as to characterize the conditions for their sustainability and robustness.   

WP4: Farm-level experiments in organic mixed livestock systems

to accurately monitor some performances and connect them to farmer management (utilization of pastures, weed control, animal behavior, parasite infections and other health problems). 

WP5: Modelling and co-design of more integrated organic mixed livestock farms

to analyze benefits and drawbacks of livestock diversity in organic farms under different contexts. 

WP6: Stakeholder engagement, compilation and dissemination of results

Our target groups for stakeholder engagement are agricultural consultants (from farmers’ associations, chambers of agriculture…) and farmers. To maximize the chance of dissemination, we will insist on individual learning stimulated through farm surveys promoting inward-looking, on mutual learning occurring through collective knowledge exchange and simulation during participatory workshops, and on the strong efforts in compiling and disseminating the results to practice.    

CORE Organic Cofund is an ERA-NET funded by the European Commission´s
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Contract No. 727495.