European organic farming research projects

7th Framework programme

European Organic Aquaculture - Science-based recommendations for further development of the EU regulatory framework and to underpin future growth in the sector (ORAQUA)

  • Project coordinator: NOFOMA, Tromso, Norway
  • January 2014 to December 2016
  • Project reference: 613547


Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems (CORE Organic Plus)

  • Coordinator: Dr. Niels Halberg, Aarhuus University, Denmark
  • Running from December 2013 to November 2018
  • Project reference: 618107


Impact matrix analysis and cost-benefit calculations to improve management practices regarding health status in organic dairy farming (IMPRO)

  • Prof. Dr. Albert Sundrum, Department of Animal Nutrition adn Animal Health, Kassel University, Nordbahnhofstraße 1a, 37213 Witzenhausen, Germany
  • Running from October 2012 to September 2016
  • Collaborative project


Optimising Subsidiary Crop Applications in Rotations (OSCAR)

  • Prof. Dr. Maria Finckh, University of Kassel,Witzenhausen,Germany


Data network for better European organic market information (OrganicDataNetwork)

  • c/o  Università Politecnica delle Marche (UPM), Ancona, Italy
  • Running from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014 (36 months)
  • Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)
  • Project Number: 289376


CO-Free - Innovative strategies for copper-free low input and organic farming systems

  • c/o Julius-Kühn-Institut, Germany
  • Running from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016 (54 months)
  • Call identifier FP7-KBBE-2011-5
  • Project Number: 289497


Sustainable Organic and Low-input Dairying (SOLID)

  • c/o The Organic Research Centre - Elm Farm
  • Running from 2011-2016
  • Project reference: 266367


SOILIBAM - Strategies for Organic and Low-input Integrated Breeding and Management

(Collaborative Project: large-scale integrating project)
c/o National Institute of Agricultural Research INRA
Rue De L'Universite
Paris Cedex 07
Tel. +33-223485620
Fax +33-223485621

  • Running from March 1, 2010 to August 31, 2014
  • Project Reference: 24505


CORE Organic II - Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems

c/o University of Aarhus, International Research Centre for Organic Food and Farming Systems (ICROFS)
Foulum, P.O. Box 50
8830 Tjele
Tel. +45 89 99 10 35
Fax +45 89 99 16 73

  • Running from March 1, 2010 to February 28, 2013
  • Project Reference: 249667


BIOBIO - Indicators for Biodiversity in Organic and Low-input farming
c/o Forschungsanstalt Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART
Forschungsgruppe Agrarlandschaft und Biodiversität
Contact: Dr. Felix Herzog
Reckenholzstraße 191
8046 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 377 74 45
Fax +41 44 377 72 01


CERTCOST Economic analysis of certification systems for organic food and farming CERTCOST

Prof. Dr. sc. agr. Stephan Dabbert
University of Hohenheim
Fg. Produktionstheorie und Ressourcenökonomik im Agrarbereich
70593 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 459-22541
Fax +49 711 459-22555

ECROPOLIS: Organic Sensory Information System (OSIS): Documentation of sensory properties through testing and consumer research for the organic industry

c/o Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL)
Fachgruppe Lebensmittelqualität und -sicherheit
Ursula Kretzschmar Rüger
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Tel. +41 62 865-7272
Fax +41 62 865-7273

LowInputBreeds - Development of integrated livestock breeding and management strategies to improve animal health, product quality and performance in European organic and ‘low input’ milk, meat and egg production

Prof. Dr. Carlo Leifert
Newcastle University
Nafferton Farm
NE43 7XD
Tel. +44 1661 830222
Fax +44 161 831006
E-mail c.leifert(at)

6th Framework Programme

ORWINE Organic viticulture and wine-making: development of environment and consumer friendly technologies for organic wine quality improvement and scientifically based legislative framework

Cristina Micheloni
Project Coordinator
c/o Italian Association of Organic Farming AIAB
Via Piave 14
00187 Roma
Tel. +39 06 45437485-6-7
Fax +39 06 45437469

CORE Organic - Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming

c/o Danish Research Centre for Organic Agriculture (DARCOF)
P.O. Box 50
8830 Tjele
Tel. +45 89 99 10 35
Fax +45 89 99 16 73

ORGAP - Development of criteria and procedures for the evaluation of the EU Action Plan for Organic Agriculture

Otto Schmid
c/o Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick
Tel. +41 62 8657272
Fax +41 62 8657273

CHANNEL Opening channels of communication between Associated Candidate Countries and the EU in Ecological Farming (CHANNEL)

Prof. Dr. Laszlo Radics
c/o Corvinus University
Business Unit Crop and Production Ecology
Pf 53, 1118 Villányi út 29-35
HU- 1518 Budapest
Tel. +36 1 372 6235
Fax +36 1 371 6325

REPCO Replacement of Copper Fungicides in Organic Production of Grapevine and Apple in Europe

Dr. Jürgen Köhl
c/o Plant Research International (PRI)
Business Unit Crop and Production Ecology
Bornsesteeg 65
P.O. Box 16,
6700 Wageningen
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 317 47001
Fax +31 317 418094

QLIF Improving quality and safety and reduction of cost in the European organic and 'low input' supply chains' QualityLowInputFood 

Project Reference: 506358

Prof. Dr. Carlo Leifert
King George VI
c/o Tesco Centre for Organic Agriculture
Necastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Organic Revision

Dr. Erik Steen Kristensen
Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming (DARCOF)
P.O. Box 50
8830 Tjele

5th Framework Programme

EU-CEEOFP Further Development of Organic Farming Policy in Europe, with Particular Emphasis on EU Enlargement


Llanbadarn Fawr
c/o University of Wales
Aberystwyth: Institute of Rural Studies
SY23 3AL Aberystwyth Ceredigion
Tel. +44 1970 624471
Fax +44 1970 611264

INTERCROP Intercropping of cereals and grain legumes for increased production, weed control, improved product quality and prevention of N-losses in European organic farming systems

Prof. Dr. Erik Steen Jensen
c/o Risø National Laboratory, Plant Research Department
DK-4000, Roskilde
Tel. +45 46774108
Fax +45 46774260

STOVE Seed Treatments for Organic Vegetable Production


Dr. Eckhard Koch
Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry BBA
Institute for Biological Control
Heinrichstr. 243
D- 64287 Darmstadt

SAFO Sustaining animal health and food safety in organic farming 


Mette Vaarst
Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences
6 Kirstinebjergev 6
P.O. BOX 50
8830 Tjele

Organic HACCP Recommendation for improved procedures for securing consumer oriented food safety and quality of certified organic products from plough to plate


Danish Institute of Agricultural Sience
6 Kirstinebjergev 6
P.O. BOX 50
8830 Tjele

Harmonised and Standardised procedures for evaluation of plant protection products, fertilizers and soil conditioners for use in organic agriculture


Dr. Bernhard Speiser
Wissenschaftliche Koordination:
Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL
5070 Frick
Tel. +41 62 865 72 43
Fax +41 62-865 72 73

EISfOM European Information System for Organic Markets


c/o University of Wales
Aberystwyth: Institute of Rural Studies
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3AL Aberystwyth Ceredigion
Tel. +44 1970 624471
Fax +44 1970 611264

OMIARD Organic Market Initiatives and Rural Development


Dr. Peter Midmore
c/o University of Wales
Aberystwyth: Institute of Rural Studies
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3AL Aberystwyth Ceredigion
Tel. +44 1970 624471
Fax +44 1970 611264

CONVERSION Overcoming barriers to conversion to organic farming in the European Union through markets for conversion products


Dr. Spencer Henson
c/o The University of Reading
Tel. +44 1189 316775
Fax +44 1189 756467



Blight-Mop Development of a systems approach for the management of late blight in EU organic potato production


Prof. Dr. Carlo Leifert
c/o Tesco Centre for Organic Agriculture
University Newcastle upon Tyne
King George VI Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel. +44 191 2226908
Fax +44 191 2227811

WECOF Strategies of weed control in organic farming


Institut für Organischen Landbau
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Köpke
Katzenburgweg 3
53115  Bonn
Tel. +49 228 735616
Fax +49 228 735617

Safe organic vegetables and vegetable products by reducing risk factors and sources of fungal contaminants throughout the production chain: the carrot - Alternaria model


Dr. Nic Hogenboom
c/o Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek
Bornsesteeg 53
P.O. Box 59
6708 PD Wageningen
The Netherlands

New strategies for sustainable production of brassica crops in integrated and organic systems


Keith Harwood
c/o United vegetables Ltd
Manor Road 10
PE20 1PL Kirton - Boston

4th Framework Programme

NAHWOA Network for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture


Malla Hovi
Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Research
PO Box 236
Earley Gate
RG6 6 Reading
Tel. +44 118 931 84
Fax +44 118 926 2431

Effects of the CAP-reform and possible further developments on organic farming in the EU


Prof. Dr. Stephan Dabbert
c/o Institut für landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre
70593 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 4593523
Fax +49 711 4592555

3rd Framweork Programme - AIR

E.F.S. Advanced ecological farming systems based on best practices with organic farmers pilot groups

AIR 10051

Prof. Dr. Alain Peeters
c/o Lab. d'ecologie des prairies
Crois du Sud 2 boite 5
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Tel. +32 10 473771
Fax +32 10 472428

Viable organic stockless systems

AIR 10576

Yvan Gautronneau
c/o Institut Supérieur d'Agriculture Rhône-Alpes ISARA; CEREF
31 place Bellecour
69288 Lyon Cedex 02
Tel. +33 72325084
Fax +33 72325121

European Network for Scientific Resarch Coordination in Organic Farming



Organic livestock farming: nutritional, environmental and economic implications of conversion

AIR 10776

c/o Teagasc, Johnstown castle research center
Johnstown, County Wexford
Tel. +353 53 42888
Fax +353 53 42004

On-farm development and evaluation of organic farming systems: The role of livestock and agro-forestry

AIR 20852

Prof. Dr. Peter von Fragstein
c/o Universität Kassel Witzenhausen
Fachgebiet Ökologischer Landbau
Nordbahnhofstraße 1 a
37213 Witzenhausen
Tel. +49 5542981-565
Fax +49 5542981-568

The landscape-and-nature production capacity of organic/sustainable types of agriculture in the EC


c/o Wageningen University Department of Ecological Agriculture and Society
Haarweg 333
6709 RZ Wageningen
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 317 484448
Fax +31 8370 84995

Elaboration of standards for site-specified fertilization systems in organic farming in Europe based on long-term field experiments


Dr. Joachim Raupp
c/o  Institut für biologisch-dynamische Forschung e.V.
Brandschneise 5
64295  Darmstadt
Tel. +49 6155 84210
Fax +49 6155 842125

DOCEA Development of a strategy for co-operation and optimal documentation and supply of literature on ecological agriculture

AIR 2135

Marja Duizendstraal
c/o Library Wageningen Agricultural University
P.O. Box 9100
6700  Wageningen
Fax +31 317 484995

2nd Framework programme - CAMAR

Study of the potential and the limits of systems and techniques of integrated and alternative agriculture


Dr. Frank Wijnands
c/o Stichting proefstation voor de akkerbouw en de groenteteelt in de vollegrond
Edelhertweg 1
8200 AK Lelystad
The Netherlands
Tel.  +31 320291111
Fax +31 320230479

Running from 1991-1993