TP Organics - Technology Platform
TP Organics is a platform for organic food and farming research which joins the efforts of industry and civil society in defining organic research priorities and defending them vis-à-vis the policy-makers.
The technology platform has an official website with information including newsletters, the drafts of the TP Organics' Strategic Research Agenda, the platforms' background, structure, EU members, enterprises, and supporters.
TP Organics web ressources
the TP Organics website presents a lot of information and news on the technology platform initiative and activities:
- TP Organics Newsletter...
- Strategic Research Agenda (first SRA draft, April 2009)...
- SRA Online Consultation...
- SRA Workshop overview...
- The Research Vision (2008)...
TP Organics background
Following the European Organic Action Plan 2004 organic research has been on the political agenda as one of the explicitly mentioned actions. However, more than four years later the current assessment of the situation after the start of the 7th EU Research Framework Programme (2007 to 2013) raises the concern that the potential benefits of organic production will not be used due to the limited research funding.
Vision research agenda to 2025.
[Source: The Official homepage of TP Organics]
TP ‘Organics’ will try to change that. The Platform is a growing bottom-to-top initiative of (currently) 16 EU umbrella organisations and 14 enterprises with a big potential to integrate many more business partners, and national and EU-level public and private actors in the field. Members of the organic agriculture movement, the scientific community and the wider civil society have already offered to contribute on a voluntary basis to the work of the Platform – its founders have the reasonable expectation that the support for this initiative will only grow.