Research: the winners of the CORE ORGANIC and SUSFOOD2 call

The list of winning projects of the last transnational call jointly launched in 2019 by ERA-net CORE ORGANIC (Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems) and SUSFOOD2 (SUStainable FOOD production and consumption) has now been published. The call was launched to respond to the new global challenges for agriculture. The network consists of 21 funding bodies from 18 countries/regions (Mipaaf and MIUR for Italy), committing around 9.5M EUR for transnational research.


MedForum2018 “Research and Innovation: Tools for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security”

After the success of the 1st edition of Montpellier in 2016, CIHEAM organized the 2nd edition of the Mediterranean initiative for PhD students and young researchers (MedForum2018) at CIHEAM Bari (Italy) from 18 to 20 September 2018.

Organic soybeans reduce the risks associated with glyphosate use

According to a new study in the journal Foods, conventional farmers are now using twice as much glyphosate spray as they did in the late 1990s when the GM crops became popular, largely because weeds have been developing resistance to glyphosate over time. As a result, residues of glyphosate in crop plant tissue are also increasing.


Special Issue "Actor-oriented Research for Food Systems Redesign in Agroecological Perspective" on “Sustainability”

Dr. Corrado Ciaccia and Dr. Fabio Tittarelli, researchers working at CREA-Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics, launch a call for manuscript submission on the issue "Actor-oriented Research for Food Systems Redesign in Agroecological Perspective".


Organic agriculture – the recycling bin for nitrogen

Nitrogen is part of the foundation for all life. But too much of a certain form of nitrogen – reactive nitrogen – can threaten both people and ecosystems, and cause a cascade of environmental problems. A new study led by researchers at the University of Virginia and co-authored by The Organic Center shows that organic farming practices can help prevent the global accumulation of reactive nitrogen, and scale back the presence of one of the major contributors to climate change.


Germany: new research projects on organic chickens launched

With over three million euros, the Federal Organic Farming Program and other forms of sustainable agriculture (BÖLN) has funded two new research projects on organic poultry.

The general objective of the "Öko2Huhn" and "RegioHuhn" projects is to rear breeds for the production of eggs and meat that are more suitable to the peculiarities of organic breeding and feeding, because so far, most organic poultry farms have worked with conventional agriculture oriented farming due to the lack of “organic” alternatives.


Alternatives to chemical pesticides: 24 European Research Institutes undertake an ambitious roadmap

A strong demand from public authorities, agriculture professionals, and society in general, all over Europe, has spurred collaborative research in order to accelerate the agroecological transition. To face a challenge of this magnitude the joint declaration of intent “Towards a Chemical Pesticide-free Agriculture” aims to rethink the way research is carried out and develop new common research and experimentation strategies, not just at a national level, but throughout the whole continent.


Organic Innovation Days 2019: now available the speaker’s presentations on research & innovation to transform our food systems

What are the research priorities and needs of the organic sector in the EU? How can we transition our food and farming sector with the help of organic and agroecological principles? What is the role of young organic farmers in the sustainability of food production? What are inspiring and innovative ideas for rural development? How can we overcome challenges with the use of innovations and technologies? How can we optimise communication and dissemination in innovation projects? 


Horizon 2020: new funds for sustainable agriculture available

The European Horizon 2020 program has made available 2 million euros for agriculture through the tender “Strengthening the European agro-ecological research and innovation ecosystem”. Topics will be research, sustainability and digitalization applicable to the agricultural world.


Excalibur: open meeting of the project

On 28 October Rome will host an Opening Project Meeting (OMP) of the EU Project H2020 “EXCALIBUR - Exploiting the multifunctional potential of belowground biodiversity in horticultural farming".  Detailed information on the project contents is available at the project link:



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