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Organic Knowledge Network on Monogastric Animal Feed

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 773911

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 990 368,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 990 368,75

Coordinated by:

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP

Sweden

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.

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP

Address

Gaverstad Gard C/O
614 94 Soderkoping

Sweden

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 334 750

Participants (10)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 297 312,50

PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 142 400

INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 205 943,75

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 273 750

BIOLAND BERATUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 127 437,50

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 173 475

DONAU SOJA GEMEINNUTZIGE GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 76 687,50

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 153 237,50

VALOR ECOLOGICO CAAE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 105 375

THE SOIL ASSOCIATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 773911

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 990 368,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 990 368,75

Coordinated by:

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP

Sweden