Organic World Congress 2021

The ERA-NET CORE Organic (Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems) was established in 2004. On 1 October 2019, the network celebrated its 15th year of activity, and that occasion produced the CORE Organic 15 Year Activity Report.

The Report was presented in an international setting at Organic World Congress 2021 held in a hybrid format physically in Rennes (FR) and also through an on-line platform.

Video recording: Organic World Congress 2021

Organic World Congress 2021

Two sessions

The CORE Organic session was hosted at Stakeholder Forum in on-line format following diverse agenda. In the first session, we have interactively presented the ERA-NET transnational model of cooperation as a role-play activity involving group members:

  • Ivana Čavoški (CIHEAM Bari, IT)
  • Julia Gajo (DAFA, DK)
  • Stéphane Bellon (INRAE, FR)
  • Raphaël Mars (Rennes, FR)
  • Ivana Trkulja (ICROFS CORE Organic Secretariat, DK)

In the second session, we presented and discussed three CORE Organic research macro-themes analysed in the Report:

  1. Animal production
  2. Plant production
  3. Organic food processing.

The second session led to the final part where we conducted a international Panel discussion on past achievements of the CORE Organic network and the future vision. The Panel was Chaired by Susanne Padel (Thünen Institute, DE) and involved Uygun Aksoy (Ege University, TR), Mette Vaarst (Aarhus University, DK ), Stéphane Bellon (INRAE, FR) and Roberto Pinton (Organic Consulting, IT).