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Congress: BIOFACH 2015 - the biggest organic congress in the world. 11.- 14. february, Nuremberg, Germany. The event for organic experts and a professional audience.

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Science Day is to take place on february 13, as part of BIOFACH. A joint event of TIPI, the Technology Innovation Platform of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), and TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming.

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General Assembly: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2015 12 - 17 April 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

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Conference: ICORIBA, the international conference on research in biodynamic agriculture. 27.-30. august 2015, University of Padova, Conegliano, Italy.

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Conference: 3rd African Organic Conference, 5-9 October 2015 in Nigeria. Theme: "Achieving Social and Economic Development through Ecological and Organic Agriculture Alternatives". Submission deadline for papers is end of March 2015, via organic eprints.


See the "How to submit full length paper to 3rd AOC"


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ICROFS International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems

Workshop in China on Organic Agriculture R&D


ICROFS was jointly hosting an International Workshop on Organic Agriculture Research and Development in China. The workshop was held on 21-23 October 2009 together with the 3rd Organic Certification Technical Forum.


The workshop was jointly hosted by China Agricultural University (CAU), Certification and Accreditation Administration of the Peoples Republic of China (CNCA) and ICROFS.

China Organic Agriculture Research workshop


Purpose of the international workshop

The purpose of the workshop was to provide inputs and inspiration for the development of a national research programme on organic agriculture.


Workshop topics

As the two events had several overlapping interest they were successfully merged with a joint programme on the first workshop day focused on:

  • Organic agriculture as a policy instrument and overview of global organic research,

and with separate sessions on the second workshop day where the International Workshop on Organic Agriculture Research and Development in China focused on

  • Organic agriculture - research and practice
  • Research efforts to support development of organic food and agriculture
  • Future research activities.

Future research activities were addressed through roundtable discussions on potential topics for future research in organic agriculture in China. This took place in three groups with each their focus, and then followed by presentations in plenum and further discussions. The three roundtable discussions focused on:

  1. Policy and rules,
  2. Production and Processing
  3. Marketing and Rural Development.

On the third day the workshop participants visited three organic production sites in Yanqing County: smallholder organic apple producers, a large scale private organic dairy farm, and a state enterprise producing vegetables at large scale on smallholder owned land.


Read the Workshop programme...


Niels Halberg and Thomas Harttung, ICROFS and ICROFS board chairman Chinese organic engraved apples


Get the workshop presentations

Below you can get the respective workshop presentations from the part of the workshop with ICROFS involvement.



ICROFS Research

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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.





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