CORE Organic Cofund pre-announces third research Call on ‘Organic farming systems for improved mixed plant and animal production’

The EU has adopted ambitions targets to increase organic production as part of the European Green Deal indicated in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies under the objective of 25% of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. This high target of 25% organic set for 2030 entails specific knowledge and research needs that can be sustained through new and innovative solutions related to the organic sector.

On 11 January 2021, CORE Organic Cofund will launch third transnational call for research project proposals based on national funds from participating countries. The CORE Organic consortium consists of 13 partners from 13 countries, which have committed to an indicative budget of 5 million €. 

In this context, new CORE Organic Cofund research Call on ‘Organic farming systems for improved mixed plant and animal production‘ will address following three sub-topics:

  • Sub-topic 1: Robust and resilient mixed animal farming systems
  • Sub-topic 2: Support for robust and resilient crop production systems
  • Sub-topic 3: Eco-efficient production and use of animal feed at local level

Access to all final CORE Organic Cofund Third Call 2021 Documents will be available here from 11 January 2021:

The call will follow a 1-step competitive selection procedure and closing date for submission of full proposals is planned for 8 March 2021.

A Partnering forum for applicants interested to find partners for a project proposal will be available in December 2020 on:

The CORE Organic call pre-announcement (updated version 17 December 2020) is available here

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