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The new TP Organics brochure highlights four examples of organic Operational Groups from four different countries (France, Germany, Belgium, Austria). Organic farmers are very dedicated to engage in participatory research & innovation and eager to take part in Operational Groups. This is clear from the numbers. More than 10% of Operational Groups that started so far – 40 out of 300 – are dealing with organic farming. Yet, three of the groups mentioned in the brochure also include conventional farmers. All groups in the brochure produce outcomes that are relevant beyond organics, that is for the whole agri-food sector. Operational Groups are the EIP-AGRI’s (European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability) main tool to detect innovative responses to... more
Published on: 29th September 2017
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – EXTENDED DEADLINE 15 September 2017 Terre Regionali Toscana (the mandated organisation which manages the conservation and valorisation of these local genetic resources) is organizing a two day workshop on 9 and 10 November 2017. The initiative is aimed at presenting practical cases of agro-biodiversity valorisation from all around Europe. The main target group is farmers and the overall approach is based on a peer-to-peer process where practitioners can present and learn about new methods to valorize and market local products. If you are interested to participate and present your experience, you are invited to submit your interest and send it to agrobiodiversity@alberese.com by 15 September 2017 at 4pm (CET). The organizer will offer the following benefits to... more
Published on: 12th September 2017
The German Oekofeldtage in Frankenhausen presented an impressive variety. Some of the innovations shown in the hacking technique are of particular interest to vegetable producers. Bioaktuell gives an overview of the state of the developments in robots for controlling weeds and snails, and presents a new weed crop for carrot cultivation. Authors Text: Martin Koller and Martin Lichtenhahn, videos: Thomas Alföldi Chopping and weeding are among the most labor-intensive steps in organic vegetable production. No wonder many efforts are being made to mechanize and automate this area. A special challenge is the weed control in the series. First successes were achieved with devices, which are commonly called "hack robots". Strictly speaking, these are sensor-controlled hackers. The wood chips... more
Published on: 30th August 2017
NEW TENDER OPPORTUNITY We have  launched the tender specification for subcontracts to complete the national inventories of demonstration farms in countries where PLAID and AgriDemo do not have consortium members (Czech Republic and Estonia).  The document specifies the tasks to be performed, value of the different contracts, and associated time scales.  The purpose of the tenders in each country is thus to identify and compile information on a comprehensive range of organisers of agricultural demonstration activities.For these purposes, ‘demonstration activities’ range from one-off ‘field day’ events established by input suppliers; to multi-year ‘monitor farms’ where farmers, advisors andindustry members come together at regular intervals to assess farming opportunities in situ; to... more
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We have now launched the tender specification for subcontracts to complete the national inventories of demonstration farms in countries where PLAID and AgriDemo do not have consortium members (Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovakia).  The document specifies the tasks to be performed, value of the different contracts, and associated time scales.  Please note that tenders are due by 15 August 2017.
Published on: 19th July 2017
The Wageningen partners have represented PLAID at the June 2017 Bioveld Day at Prof Broekemahoeve in Lelystad. Please follow the link to view the article and video kindly prepared by Oane de Hoop, OANEvents. A video of the event is also available, below.
Published on: 26th June 2017
On May 8th Alberto Lafarga, together with the manager of INTIA, and the Councilor of the Department of Rural Development of the Government of Navarra, gave a press conference to present the PLAID project, along with 3 other H2020 projects in which INTIA are working.
Published on: 5th May 2017
The project PLAID was presented at SirCroFest event (Croatian Alliance of the Small Cheese Markers „SirCro“) which was held on 20th November, 2016. Please see the article for further information.    
Published on: 27th October 2016
You want to be a farmer or already are, but you do not know what to produce, and you wonder how? You have studied all the available literature, and  are fully informed about the state of the market, but still can not decide about your  production choice? You need the knowledge of people who  already have experience in this field and are ready to help you, read the full article.
Published on: 26th September 2016
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