the productivity of single crops, entire crop rotations (including intercropping) and different farm and sector models (e.g. stockless versus mixed farms). Considering cross-fertilisation with other existing systems: low input farming and TP organics
(Technology Platform for organic food and farming research). Addressing the needs regarding genetic resources for organic farming (varieties and breeds that are more adapted to local conditions and to resist diseases). Exploring the potential of making better use of soil microorganisms (incl. rhizobia, mycorrhizae and free-living microbes) for nutrient uptake and disease control.