18 May 2020
5th European Agroforestry Conference

Nuoro, Sardinia. Call for abstracts

21 September 2020
Organic World Congress 2020

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17 January 2020
Life within Planetary Boundaries, part 2 Agroforestry

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9 January 2020
A new era – and another 40 Years – begin for ORC

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21 January 2020
Organic Research Centre starts 40th year at new headquarters

ORC is now operational from Trent Lodge in Cirencester.

Robust organic livestock systems

Category: News
22 October 2019

The Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake Through demonstration” (NEFERTITI) Project is a 4-year Horizon 2020-funded , project coordinated by ACTA, the head of Network of the French Agricultural Technical Institutes. Ten interactive thematic networks are being created, bringing together 45 regional clusters (hubs) of demo-farmers and actors involved (advisors, NGOs, industry, education, researchers and policy makers) in 17 countries

Network 03 is Robust Organic Livestock systems. The challenge of organic livestock farming is developing sustainable farming systems that rely on smart ecological intensification and meet societal expectations regarding animal health and welfare. The network will bring together farmers who carry out demonstration activities on livestock organic production, as well as facilitators, advisors and scientists involved in those activities.

The specific objectives of the network will be to share knowledge and experience around problems and solutions related to animal welfare and health management. Demonstration activities will be focused on new practices or technologies that help reduce the use of antibiotics and anthelmintics, improve animal robustness, welfare and feeding strategies.

The second objective is to share knowledge and experience around specificities of demonstration in organic livestock systems that allow engaging conventional farmers, increasing conversions and improving outreach and interaction with consumers.

Keywords: Livestock demonstration

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