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CORE Organic Newsletter, November 2016

Dear reader,
After six years, Ulla Bertelsen has changed her position and handed over the coordination of CORE Organic to me. One of the first activities was to plan a Brokerage event during the upcoming Organic Innovation Days in Brussels together with TP Organics. The Brokerage event will be on December 7, 2016, where the Call Manager Arnd Bassler and myself will present the CORE Organic Cofund Call.
I look forward to this event and expect lots of researchers interested in organic food and farming systems to get together, having the opportunity to find partners for the upcoming CORE Organic Cofund call.
The November newsletter informs you on-going and finished CORE Organic projects.
Enjoy reading.

Best regards,

Ivana Trkulja
CORE Organic project manager


EcoBerries: New solutions enhancing safety, quality and value of organic Berries
The project aims at developing sustainable packaging and processing solutions from the point of view that berries have very short shelf-life and as a result many tons of berries are thrown away each year after harvest and before consumption.

Video: Organic market growth with integrity and trust - value-based marketing
In HealthyGrowth, eighteen mid-scale and four regional organic value chains have been investigated in order to identify the success factors to combine values and increasing volumes.

Video: „COBRA pulled in a lot of national dispersed research”
The COBRA network linked up existing organic breeding initiatives from 40 partners and 20 countries. In this video, COBRA coordinator Bruce Pearce from the Organic Research Centre summarizes some of the most important achievements.

Video: Parasite control for organic ruminants
Gastrointestinal parasitism is a major challenge to the health and welfare of organic livestock. Although considerable research has taken place on alternative parasite control, farmers are still hesitating to implement novel approaches. Spiridoula Athanasiadou explains how the PrOPara project wants to change this.


Video: Urban waste products as P-fertilizer

The scepticism towards agricultural use of urban waste is based on results from experiments carried out around the Second World War. Highly contaminated biosolids from sewage sludge originating from London and the Ruhr area were used at the time. Researchers have now shown that the quality of sewage sludge has improved a lot since then.

Video: The Spade Test – Visual Soil Assessment in the Field
Soils are the most valuable resource for crop production, but they receive very little attention because we take them as granted. Within the project FertilCrop, visual soil assessment and other hands-on techniques are compared to analytical soil tests. A new video explains how to apply the spade test.

Video: Progress in drying and cooling of organic products
The SusOrganic project aims to improve the drying and cooling/freezing processes for organic products in terms of sustainability and product quality. In this video, SusOrganic coordinator Barbara Sturm from the University of Kassel summarizes some of the most important preliminary results.

Video: Benefits of moving beyond national realm
In this video, the project coordinator of ORGANICDAIRYHEALTH summarizes the benefits and most important aspects of being a project coordinator in CORE Organic.
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