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ICROFS NEWS, October 2015


International journal publishes special issue with proceedings from ICROFS conference
Sustainable Agriculture Research has dedicated its August issue to display the proceedings from the OECD-supported conference organised by ICROFS, the US Department of Agriculture and the Organic Management Systems Group of American Society of Agronomy.

How to build a long-term strategy for European Agricultural research
Digital potential, greater efficiency in using eco-systems and bottom-up processes in knowledge sharing were some of the topics on the workshop regarding the future of European Agricultural research, organised by the EU Commission in June.


Boom in organic line mussel production in Denmark
Organic farming of line mussels makes a significant footprint in the development of the Danish Aquaculture sector, targeting 10 percent of the production being organic by 2018.


Better pest insect traps in organic berry production
During the past three years, researchers in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Switzerland and Latvia have joined forces to make control measures against pest insects more efficient.


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


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


Fruitful write-shop at the 5th project meeting

PhD and Master students met at Sokoine University of Agriculture to focus on scientific and popular write-ups that soon will be published and disseminated in different platforms.


Great public interest at ISOFAR 2015 Goesan International Expo + Industry Fair 
The Expo was visited by 1.1 million guests. The opening ceremony was honoured by the welcoming addresses of the Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Prime Minister of Korea, Mr. Hwan.

Upcoming events

Tuesday 01-02 December | Brussels

Organic Innovation Days
TP Organics invites to a two-day workshop challenging farmers, researchers and companies to propose innovative solutions to important needs of the organic food and farming sector the 1st and 2nd December in Brussels. Registration deadline: 16th September 2015.

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