Programmes

Replacement of Contentious Inputs in organic farming Systems
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May 2018 - April 2022

Project Summary

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
- Provide an overview of the use and critical evaluation of the need for external inputs in organic plant and animal production;
- Provide tools and techniques to reduce or gradually phase out copper, mineral oil, conventional manure, anthelmintics, antibiotics and synthetic vitamins, while building on previous projects;
- Evaluate products and management practices in different pedo-climatic and farming conditions in Europe, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon;
- Develop roadmaps for phasing out contentious inputs together with organic farmers, advisors, industry, scientists and policy makers;
- Reach out to farmers to ensure effective dissemination and adoption of the tools and techniques through farmer advisory networks in eleven European countries.
MAIN ACTIVITIES
- Provide an overview of the use and critical evaluation of the need for external inputs in organic plant and animal production;
- Provide tools and techniques to reduce or gradually phase out copper, mineral oil, conventional manure, anthelmintics, antibiotics and synthetic vitamins, while building on previous projects;
- Evaluate products and management practices in different pedo-climatic and farming conditions in Europe, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon;
- Develop roadmaps for phasing out contentious inputs together with organic farmers, advisors, industry, scientists and policy makers;
- Reach out to farmers to ensure effective dissemination and adoption of the tools and techniques through farmer advisory networks in eleven European countries.
Source of funding : Horizon 2020 Programme
Total budget : 3 999 675,00 €
Partners :
  • FIBL - Switzerland