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Sharing knowledge and tools for organic farming - 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.

(February 15, 2019) 

A first version of the platform – focussing on organic arable cropping – was launched in October 2016. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), IFOAM EU (the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) 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 FiBL. Organic Farm Knowledge collaborates with several Horizon 2020 projects like OK-Net EcoFeed, LIVESEED, RELACS, ReMIX, FutureEUAqua, and CORE Organic.

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