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New projects funded under CORE Organic Plus

Eleven European research projects were selected for funding by the 22 CORE Organic Plus funding bodies at a meeting in Stockholm on 2 October 2014. The size of the call was 11.7 million euro including 2 million euro from the European Commission, and the projects selected will receive 11.3 million euro.

(15.10.2014) 

CORE Organic is the acronym for "Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems". As an ERA-NET action (http://cordis.europa.eu/coordination/era-net.htm), it intends to increase cooperation between national research activities.

Research projects

Eleven European research projects were selected for funding by the 22 CORE Organic Plus funding bodies at a meeting in Stockholm on 2 October 2014. The projects selected will receive 11.3 million euro.

Research projects are expected to start between 1 January and 1 April 2015.

List of projects funded by CORE Organic Plus funding bodies, with cofund from the European Commission

  • FertilCrop: Fertility building management measures in organic cropping systems
    Coordinator: Andreas Fliessbach (CH)
    Countries involved: PL, CH, IT, DE, FR, DK, SI, EE, SE, LT, ES, NL & NO
  • ReSolVe: Restoring optimal Soil functionality in degraded areas within organic Vineyards
    Coordinator: Edoardo Costantini (IT)
    Countries involved: IT, FR, TR, SE, ES & SI
  • SoilVeg: Improving soil conservation and resource use in organic cropping systems for vegetable production through introduction and management of Agro-ecological Service Crops (ASC)
    Coordinator: Stefano Canali (IT)
    Countries involved: IT, SI, DK, ES, EE, BE, FR & LV
  • PRODIVA: Crop diversification and weeds
    Coordinator: Bo Melander (DK)
    Countries involved: DK, FI, LV, PL, SE & DE
  • ECOORCHARD: Innovative design and management to boost functional biodiversity of organic orchards
    Coordinator: Lene Sigsgaard (DK)
    Countries involved: DK, FR, CH, SE, IT, DE, BE, PL & LV
  • PrOPara: Tackling the parasitological challenges in organic ruminant farming practices
    Coordinator: Spiridoula Athanasiadou (UK)
    Countries involved: GB, SE, DK, CH, DE, NL, FR &LT
  • 2-ORG-COWS: Towards preventive health management in native dual-purpose cattle adapted to organic pasture based production systems via novel breeding strategies based on novel trait recording
    Coordinator: Sven K├Ânig (DE)
    Countries involved: DE, BE, PL, SI, NL, CH, FR & TR
  • ORGANICDAIRYHEALTH: Improving animal health and welfare in organic cattle milk production through breeding and management
    Coordinator: Jan Tind Sorensen (DK)
    Countries involved: DK, AT, SE, CH, DE, PL & LT
  • EcoBerries: Innovative and eco-sustainable processing and packaging for safe, high quality and healthy organic berry products
    Coordinaor: Marie Alminger (SE)
    Countries involved: SE, NO, IT, RO, FI, FR & TR
  • SusOrganic: Development of quality standards and optimised processing methods for organic produce
    Coordinator: Oliver Hensel (DE)
    Countries involved: DE, NO, SE, RO & IT
  • FaVOR-DeNonDe: Drying, Juices and Jams of Organic Fruit and Vegetables: what happens to Desired and Non-Desired compounds?
    Coordinator: Roberto Lo Scalzo (IT)
    Countries involved: IT, EE, NO, DK & DE

Research projects initiated within CORE Organic II can be found on the website www.coreorganic2.org

Further information

Contact

Ulla Bertelsen, International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, ICROFS

Links

http://www.coreorganic.org

YouTube.com: Video from the meeting in Stockholm on October 2, 2014


Contact

Ulla Bertelsen
CORE Organic assistant coordinator
International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems ICROFS
Foulum, P.O. Box 50
8830 Tjele
Denmark
Tel. +45 89 99 18 04
Fax +45 89 99 16 73
Ulla.Bertelsen@no-spam.icrofs.org
www.icrofs.org
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