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The European Union supports organic research in Europe.

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The main idea of CORE organic is to coordinate research programmes between the 21 partner countries.
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TP Organics

TP Organics is a European technology platform fororganic food and farming research. Read more...

 

The EU research project SOLID on Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying runs from 2011-2016. Read more...

 

The EU project, VOA3R, is aimed at sharing scientific and scholarly research related to agriculture, food, and environment. Read more...

 

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Danish R&D

 

Organic RDD 2
The danish Organic Research, Development and Demonstration Programme, RDD 2, runs from 2014-2018.

 

Organic RDD
The Danish Organic Research, Developmnent and Demonstration Programme, ran from 2011-2013.


DARCOF III
The research programme DARCOF III ran in 2006- 2010 and consisted of 15 individual projects.

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The Principles of Organic Agriculture

Organic agriculture is based on four ethical principles, which express the contribution that organic agriculture can make to the world, and a vision to improve all agriculture in a global context.

 

These principles are the roots from which organic agriculture grows and develops.


The principle of health

Organic Agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal, human and planet as one and indivisible.

 

The principle of ecology

Organic Agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them.

 

The principle of fairness

Organic Agriculture should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities

 

The principle of care

Organic Agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations and the environment.

 

The full explanation of the four principles and PDF downloads in nineteen languages are available on IFOAM’s website.

 

 

The Principles of Organic Agriculture are the result of a two year long, open and very comprehensive process undertaken by IFOAM, the world organization for organic agriculture, in 2003-2005.

 

A Task Force on Rewriting the Principles of Organic Agriculture was appointed to prepare draft principles and carry out four world-wide rounds of consultation with stakeholders within and outside organic agriculture.

 

Hugo F. Alrøe, senior scientist at ICROFS, was a member of the Task Force, which had eight members from six continents.

 

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EU Organic Food Campaign

The European Commission has launched a website aiming at increasing awareness of organic farming throughout the European Union.

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ICROFS Publications

ICROFS newsletters
ICROFS news is published app. four times annually

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Knowledge syntheses

Find information about ICROFS' knowledge syntheses.

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Former DARCOF news
Former DARCOF news, prior to 2009.

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Books and reports

Most former books and reports are issues in Danish, but publications in English can also be found here.

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