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Elena Capolino (MIPAAF, Italy) prepared the evaluation

2015.10.07 | Research news

CORE Organic survey on satisfaction: Evaluation of call procedure

CORE Organic recently carried out a survey on how satisfied the call applicants and the funding bodies were with the CORE Organic Plus call. The results will help to improve future calls.

Entomologist Atle Wibe from NIBIO (former Bioforsk) in Norway coordinated the CORE Organic project “Softpest Multitrap”.

2015.09.22 | Research news

Better traps for pest insects in organic berries

During the past three years, researchers in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Switzerland and Latvia joined forces to make control measures against pest insects more efficient.

2015.09.10 | Research news

Balanced organic diet for healthy and productive animals

Researchers from 10 European countries developed a range of recommendations through the CORE Organic II project ICOPP on how to provide a balanced organic diet for healthy and productive animals. Supplying sufficient protein may especially pose a problem, and their recommendations include ideas on how to solve this.

2015.09.10 | Research news

New folder about the CORE Organic Plus projects

Get an overview of the 11 CORE Organic Plus projects.

2015.09.09 | Research news

HealthyHens ready with advices for organic egg producers

The results of the project HealthyHens have been summarised into recommendations within four essential areas: Prevention of intestinal worms, of feather and injurious pecking, of foot problems and keel bone deviations and, finally, optimisation of the use of outdoor areas.

2015.09.01 | Research news

New farm handbook for organic pig producers

„Improving health and welfare of pigs“ is a new practical handbook for organic pig producers. The handbook summarizes the expertise of farmers, consultants, scientists and technical literature for maintaining the health of pigs.

2015.05.18 | Agriculture and food

ProPIG – Farm specific strategies to improve organic pig production in Europe

The goal of the ProPIG project was to compare three husbandry systems for organic pigs (indoor with outside run, outdoor, partly outdoor) across Europe regarding animal welfare and environmental impact. Furthermore, the potential to reduce the environmental impact from organic pig production by means of farm specific strategies to improve animal…

2015.05.11 | Research news

New strategies for ruminants on pasture

Three new CORE Organic Plus livestock projects set out to improve organic pasture systems for ruminants. Two projects are focusing on breeding, management and health, the third pro-ject tackles pasture-borne parasitic diseases. They are coordinated by researchers from the universities of Witzenhausen, Aarhus and Edinburgh, respectively.

2015.05.11 | Research news

Boosting research on organic food processing

Organic food processing is becoming more and more important within the organic food chain. However, in recent years only little research focussing on organic food processing has been carried out. Three new CORE Organic Plus projects will now contribute to closing this research gap. They all focus on ensuring the quality and safety of organic food…

2015.05.11 | Research news

Research to enhance functional biodiversity on organic farms

Two new CORE Organic Plus projects have been launched to investigate promising techniques and activities to improve functional biodiversity on organic farms.

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