Organic farming leads the way in sustainability and animal welfare and is continuously developing further. Four EU research projects, OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER, will hold the online conference "Improving sustainability and welfare in organicultry and pig production" together with the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming, IFOAM Organics Europe. The project partners, with FiBL being one of them, will present the latest solutions such as ration-planning tools, sustainable and regional feed sources for pigs and poultry, welfare self-assessment tools and the Organic Farm Knowledge platform. Several farmers will testify on their efforts to improve animal welfare. Finally, we will host a policy debate with policy makers, and organic farming and animal welfare associations.
Andreas Basler, FiBL Switzerland