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Organic Knowledge Network on Monogastric Animal Feed

Objective

The overall aim of OK-Net EcoFeed is to help farmers, breeders and the organic feed processing industry in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics, in particular pigs, broilers, laying hens and parents of broilers and laying hens.

In the last two decades, the market for organic food has shown steady vigorous growth in most parts of Europe and this growth is still accelerating. A key objective of organic farming is the closing of nutrient cycles, but it is difficult to achieve. To a large extent, feed and livestock production, in particular of pigs and poultry, are concentrated in different regions, and animal feed (especially proteins) has to be imported from regions far away. In addition, organic organic farmers have difficulties in sourcing protein feed of organic quality. The lack of organic and regional feed threatens both the sustainability of organic agriculture as well as consumers’ confidence.

In order to contribute to the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics, OK-Net EcoFeed has 4 specific objectives:
• The project will synthesize the scientific and practical knowledge available about organic and regional feed production for monogastrics;
• It will create a European network of innovation groups to facilitate exchange and co-creation of knowledge among farmers, business actors, researchers and advisors;
• It will collect end-user material and develop new tools adapted to the needs of farmers and business actors. All material and tools will be summarised in the EIP common format for practice abstracts.
• Finally, the project will extend the OK-Net knowledge platform (farmknowledge.org) to include the topic of monogastric animal feed.

The project will build on the experiences of OK-Net Arable, which is a thematic network addressing organic arable cropping. OK-Net EcoFeed is a logic continuation of OK-Net Arable, making the bridge between feed cultivation over feed processing to animal production.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP
Address
Sunnersberg Hog 1
531 98 Lidkoping
Sweden
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 334 750

Participants (10)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 312,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 142 400
Address
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 205 943,75
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75595 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 273 750
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOLAND BERATUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 127 437,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 18
55116 Mainz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 475
Address
Via Monte Bianco 22
89035 Bova Marina
Activity type
Other
DONAU SOJA GEMEINNUTZIGE GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 76 687,50
Address
Wiesingerstrasse 6
1010 Wien
Activity type
Other
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 153 237,50
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VALOR ECOLOGICO CAAE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 105 375
Address
Avenida Diego Martinez Barrio 10, Planta 1, Puerta 12
41013 Sevilla
Activity type
Other
THE SOIL ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Spear House, 51 Victoria Street
BS1 6AD Bristol
Activity type
Research Organisations