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    "Organic production, Research and Innovation: setting prioritie...

    09 Jun 2015 -
    bring together researchers, farmers, farm advisors and other stakeholders to discuss and share ideas and knowledge on research and innovation in the organic production sector; gather the research needs directly linked to the production of organic inputs, organic raw materials and organic products. This conference shed light on the needs and priorities in this sector and provided the necessary input
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    05 Jun 2015 -
    on the concepts of governance, food policy and transition in complex food systems. Prior to this Robert was the Food Policy Coordinator at the Agriculture and Rural Convention 2020 (ARC 2020). ARC2020 is a multi-stakeholder platform representing the interests of over 150 civil society networks and organisations in 22 EU Member States, working together for better food, farming and rural development policies.
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    04 Jun 2015 -
    Agriculture in Bosnia and Herzegovina Out of total area of 5 113 million hectares of the country, 47% represents agriculture land. Bosnia and Herzegovina is relatively poor in agriculture resources: large parts of the country are mountainous (66% of the territory is considered mountainous or hilly) and only 20% (approx. 1.0 million ha) is suitable for intensive farming. High availability of grassland
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    EUROPA - Animal Health & Welfare - Identification - Bovine

    04 Jun 2015 -
    and, the management and supervision of livestock premiums as part of the common organisation of the market in . The system for the identification and registration of individual bovine animals includes the following elements: double eartags for each animal with an individual number maintaining a register on each holding (farm, market etc.) cattle-passports a computerised database at national level Within
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    04 Jun 2015 -
    Conference Organic production research and innovation: setting priorities for the future Breakout sessions 28-29 May 2015 Milano – EXPO 2015 5 parallel breakout sessions ? Plant production ? Seeds ? Animal production ? Processing ? Knowledge exchange • Workshops based on individually and sub-groups inputs • Reporting in plenary tomorrow morning Workshop on Knowledge Exchange Objectives: ? Recommendation
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    04 Jun 2015 -
    Organic production, Research and Innovation: setting priorities for the future Milan – 28 – 29 May 2015 WORKSHOP: PROCESSING Modifiez le style du titre WORKSHOP “PROCESSING” • Wide range of issues discussed – food, feed, wine and common issues from farming practices to consumers expectations Research areas identified in • Technologies • Product quality • Traceability • Socio-economic
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    04 Jun 2015 -
    Solutions Solutions Need for organic specific research Better dissemination of research results Improved co-ordination of research results What are the sustainable traits or characteristics of regional breeds Need for a common EU breeding strategy on organics – main priority Modifiez le style du titre • Promotion of organic agriculture - communication to policy makers, farmers, processors and consumers
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    04 Jun 2015 -
    when answered, contribute to achieving the objective of 100% organic seeds • Outcome: list of research priorities for short, medium and long term Modifiez le style du titre Key issues • Insufficient varieties for organic farming (including local varieties) • Development of adequate traits for organic farming • Breeding technologies and processes for organic farming Modifiez le style du titre
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    04 Jun 2015 -
    Medium term (2-5 yrs) • Pest and disease control (aphids) • Climate-neutral energy (avoid fossil fuels) • Recycling of plastic and other coverings • Design of greenhouse adapted to climate/soil and local conditions incl. Economic aspects Long term (> 5 yrs) • Soil diseases: natural strategies (green manure compost) • Additional research is needed to help organic farmers move to using more
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    Policy instruments for the dairy sector - Agriculture and rural...

    04 Jun 2015 -
    deals with contractual relations in the milk sector and provides for written contracts between milk producers and processors and for the possibility for farmers to negotiate contract terms (including price) collectively via producer organizations .   It also sets out specific EU rules for inter-branch organizations , facilitating actors in the dairy supply chain to dialogue and carry out certain activities.