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Lucerne harvested as forage can produce two- to three-fold the protein yield of pulses grown in Denmark. Efficient extraction of protein from lucerne may unlock ways for more self-sufficient production of pigs in organic farming.
During the SusOrganic project it became obvious that hops and herb producers face several challenges in terms of drying.
The first and successful joint Call Board meeting of the ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 (Sustainable Food Production and Consumption) and CORE Organic Cofund (Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems) was held on 2-3 April 2019 in Brussels.
All coordinators of the twelve CORE Organic Cofund research projects, funding bodies and stakeholder representatives as well as international guests from Mediterranean countries and Brazil met at CORE Organic events in the end of January. The Research Seminar was hosted by TP Organics and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM Bari) and arranged back-to-back with an Outreach Seminar where scientific exchange and establishing of new international partnerships were at the focus.
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.
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.
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 is based on the achievement of precise objectives.
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.
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.
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.
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