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ICROFS Research

The European Union supports organic research in Europe.



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


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...



ICROFS Research

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.

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



Cow - ICROFS International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems


Ulla Sonne Bertelsen
Project manager


Activity areas:

CORE Organic network

European activities

Organic Eprints




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DK-8830 Tjele



Ulla Bertelsen, ICROFS



Ulla Sonne Bertelsen

Project manager



Phn: +45 87 15 77 16

Ulla joined ICROFS in Marts 2010 as a scientific officer.

Her main focus areas are the coordination of European transnational research in organic agriculture and food under the ERA-net CORE Organic.

  • Administration of the CORE Organic collaboration
  • Follow-up and monitoring of the 14 pilot projects funded under the CORE Organic I ERA-NET

Previous professional experience

From 2004 to 2010, Ulla was employed by the European Food Safety Authority as a coordinator of working groups under the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain and the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies. Before that, she was scientific officer in the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in the area of chemical contaminants in food. From 1999 to 2000, Ulla was a researcher at the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Department of Seafood Research on a fish muscle quality project.


Educational background

Ulla has a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen with a specialization in protein chemistry.






Organic Eprints

Since 2002, the Centre has developed and open-access archive for research papers in organic agriculture, Organic Eprints. And in 2003, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, joined the project as an international partner. Organic Eprints has more than 4,000 visits a day (www.orgprints.org).


European cooperation
ICROFS coordinates European trans-national research concerned with organic food and farming systems under the headline of Core Organic. Moreover, ICROFS is actively involved in a European research project on improving the organic certification system


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