RELACS EU: Project website launched
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The recently introduced European project Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems (RELACS) has just launched its new project website.
The EU-project which will be run by FiBL Switzerland as well as IFOAM EU aims at fostering the development and facilitating the adoption of cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies, to phase out the dependency on and use of inputs considered contentious in organic farming systems. In addition to that, organic farming targets to manage ecological processes whilst lowering dependence on off-farm inputs.
The RELACS project partners will evaluate far-advanced and new solutions to further reduce the use of external inputs and, if needed, develop and adopt cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies to:
- Reduce the use of copper and mineral oil in plant protection
- Identify sustainable sources for plant nutrition
- Provide solutions to support livestock health and welfare
The RELACS project was developed by involving actors from research, farming, advisory services and industry from the very start hence implementing a truly multi-actor approach. RELACS has 28 partners from eleven countries and runs from 1st May 2018 until 30th April 2022. The project received 3,999,674.50 euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 773431.