27 March 2019
The Wonders of Woodchip

This workshop will explore some of the many practical uses of woodchip on farms

3 July 2019
2019 OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops

To be held in Yorkshire



19 March 2019
Professor Martin Wolfe

Pioneer in agro-biodiversity

5 March 2019
A continued drive towards improving organic animal farming

New book on organic arable farming published



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Sharing knowledge and tools for organic farming

Category: News
15 February 2019

Organic Farm Knowledge platform has new design and content

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform hosts a wide range of practical knowledge and tools for organic farmers and advisers that help improve farming practices. A new version of the online platform covering more themes and a new design will be launched today at the Science Day at BIOFACH 2019.

A first version of the platform – focusing on organic arable cropping – was launched in October 2016. FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture), IFOAM EU and ICROFS (International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems) have taken the platform to a higher level with new themes such as animal husbandry and organic plant breeding. A new design and more content, including a news and events section, complete the update.

“The complexity of organic farming requires farmers to have a very high level of knowledge and skills, and exchange on organic farming techniques remains limited. Organic Farm Knowledge aims to fill this gap. It will be the go-to resource for practical, farmer-oriented knowledge on organic farming in Europe.”, says Bram Moeskops, Research & Innovation Manager at IFOAM EU.

“Several projects that produce relevant knowledge for organic farmers have recently started. Practice-oriented materials from these projects such as factsheets, videos, decision-support tools, guidelines, and reports will continuously be uploaded on the platform.”, stated Helga Willer, Group Leader Dissemination & Outreach at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). Organic Farm Knowledge collaborates with several Horizon 2020 projects like OK-Net EcoFeed, LIVESEED, RELACS, ReMIX, FutureEUAqua, and CORE Organic.

Keywords: knowledge exchange arable livestock plant breeding

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