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10 July 2023

By: AV

Appel à manifestation d'intérêt 2022

Date limite pour les projets complets : 6 octobre 2021 Comme le précédent, ce second appel à manifestation d'intérêt du métaprogramme METABIO est destiné à financer soit des projets exploratoires, soit des consortia, portés par des chercheurs et chercheuses INRAE. Il reste ouvert aux quatre axes scientifiques du métaprogramme présentés dans son document directeur avec un intérêt particulier pour des projets sur la coexistence des systèmes de production et sur l’eau dans le cadre de l'expansion de l'AB.
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04 July 2023

By: ED

Press report - Organic farming: towards a radical change of scale

PRESS REPORT - While the European Union is committed to devoting at least 25% of agricultural land to organic farming by 2030, how can we support the change in scale of this production? How to move to 50% or even more organic world production tomorrow? Published on 28 February 2022
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17 July 2023

By: AV

METABIO Workshop at OWC 2021

HOW FAR CAN ORGANIC FOOD AND FARMING DEVELOP? (OWC-STA-292) Friday 10 September from 9:00 to 10:30
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21 June 2024

By: Com

MULTIFUNK - Assessment of the multifunctionality of agroecosystems within the context of the spatial expansion of organic agriculture

Biodiversity provides agroecosystems with a multitude of ecological services. The effects of organic agriculture (OA) and the benefits it brings in terms of biodiversity are still poorly known. Ecological, agronomical and economic performances in OA vary widely, and few studies have focused on quantifying the synergies and antagonisms between these performances.
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04 July 2023

By: Com

Connecting organic fruit and vegetable processing in a “dynamic” continuum between agricultural production and consumption

CONSORTIUM TRANS-BIO-CONNECT (2020-2022) <br> The current processing model makes it possible to partially satisfy the growing consumer demand for organic products. It was designed by imposing a reduction of the variability of raw agricultural materials that does not respond to the specificities of organic agriculture (OA) or of the “notions” of biodiversity, seasonality, naturality and respect for the product in its entirety that are associated with it.
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17 July 2023

By: Com

Combining levers for the integrated management of organic plant, animal and soil health

CONSORTIUM PLANHEALTH (2021-2022) <br> The management of the global health of farm products and soil is a major concern in organic agriculture (OA). Management constraints for plant and animal health are very similar but also interdependent and closely tied to soil health. However, the biotechnical levers for health management are generally developed for a given product, and the links between soil health, plant health and animal health are rarely considered. The aim of this consortium is to bring together the three research communities working on the integrated management of plant, animal and soil health for the very first time. They will work together on the interfaces between the animal and plant kingdoms, as well as on the link with soil health, leading to the emergence of scientific fronts essential to the development of an OA that encompasses both crops and livestock.
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21 June 2024

By: Com

ORIGAMI - Organic pig farming: a contributor to the development of organic agriculture?

Whereas the demand for organic products is increasing, the development of organic pig production in Europe is slow compared to other animal and plant sectors. This project explores the hypothesis according to which pig farming could contribute to the development of organic agriculture by bolstering the optimization of processes and closing cycles at different levels of organization, from the animal to the territory. For example, the pig, in its capacity as an omnivore, is capable of recycling co-products that could not be recycled otherwise, and the fertilizing potential of its waste is of interest for soil and crop production. The obstacles to the development of organic pig farming have been well identified. On the other hand, the links between the different levels of organization require further study.