Core Organic: Europe-wide research for organic farming continues
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Fruit growing, animal husbandry, processing: European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme. Seven of the eleven projects are funded by the German Government´s organic and sustainability programme BÖLN.
European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme. In spring 2018, twelve new research projects were launched, which will be carried out jointly by researchers from at least three European countries. German research institutions are also involved in seven of the eleven projects. They receive funds from the Federal Programme for Organic Agriculture and other forms of sustainable agriculture (BÖLN). In terms of content, the projects financed by BÖLN with German participation are concerned with organic fruit growing, animal husbandry and organic processing. Further information on all projects can be found at www.coreorganiccofund.org.
Background: Core Organic
The Core Organic Initiative was launched in 2004 by the Era-Net of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and has been extended for the fourth time with the current programme. The aim of the Core Organic Programme is to promote Europe-wide cooperation between the participating countries and to improve the exchange of knowledge. A total of 19 countries are involved in international research cooperation