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Helga Willer
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OK-Net Arable Final Conference - 15 November 2017

15.11.2017
Brussels, Belgium

The OK-Net Arable Final Conference in Brussels will take place in Brussels on 15 November. The event is co-organized with the 3rd edition of Organic Innovation Days (15-17 Nov), which will showcase the potential innovation trends in the agricultural sector and what these mean for organics in terms of opportunities and risks.

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OK-Net Arable (http://www.ok-net-arable.eu) is a Horizon 2020 project, of which FiBL is a partner. It will come to an and at the beginning of 2018 after three years of successful cooperation between a multidisciplinary team of 17 partners from 12 countries. 

The project has been working on promoting exchange of knowledge among farmers and scientist with the aim to increase productivity and quality in organic arable cropping all over Europe.

During the day, best practices of increasing organic yields and testimony from three countries will be presented around the themes of mechanical weed control, assessing soil quality with a spade test, green manures and direct sowing. The project has launched farmknowledge.org in 2016, a web-based platform for organic farming which will be presented at the event also. FiBL contributed several practice abstracts and other publications to this platform. 

The conference will close with a roundtable discussion on knowledge exchange and innovation support in the organic farming sector.

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The Collaborative Project "OK-Net Arable - Organic Knowledge Network Arable" is supported by the European Union's HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement 652654 and by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 15.0124. The opinions expressed and arguments employed herein do not necessarily reflect the official views of the EC and the Swiss government. Neither the European Commission/SERI nor any person acting behalf of the Commission/SERI is responsible for the use which might be made of the information provided on this page.