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Naturland

Strengthening the competitiveness of European organic fruit producers

BiofruitNet HD 350

With the kick-off meeting held from 16th to 17th December 2019 in Hamburg, the project BIOFRUITNET has officially been  launched. Focusing on organic pome, stone and citrus fruits, this projects aims to strengthen the competitiveness of European organic fruit production.

Although the European Union is the world leader in organic fruit production, organic fruit imports into the EU are increasing. This happens because certain varieties cannot be grown, are seasonally unavailable or cannot meet EU demand. European organic fruit producers must rise to this challenge if they intend to remain successful in an increasingly competitive market. Therefore, the sector needs a strong network for organic fruit production that fills this gap and makes local solutions available to other fruit producers.

The aim of the project is:

1) Collecting and synthesizing existing practical and scientific knowledge on organic fruit-growing to distribute it widely among the EU countries through easy formats like e-learning, podcasts, videos and short articles.
2) Strengthening the established networks in organic fruit growing and establish links between them to create strong networks of organic fruit producers and stakeholders with a good flow of information.

Naturland initiated the project which is carried out in collaboration with 15 partner organisations from 11 countries. The project stakeholders will work together for three years to support fruit growers in dealing with pests and diseases in fruit crops.

For more information on the project activities and expected results, please contact:

 

Project coordinators:                             

Marco Schlüter                                    Sophie Hédon,           

              

   

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 “This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 862850”. This document reflects the views of the author(s) and does not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the European Commission. Whilst efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this document, the European Commission shall not be liable for any errors or omissions, however caused.    

 

 

[1] NATURLAND-ASSOCAITION FOR ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (GERMANY), INSTYTYT OGRODNICTWA (POLAND), GRAB (FRANCE), CENTRO DI SPERIMENTAZIONE LAIMBRUG (ITALY), INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNIION REGIONAL GROUP (BELGIUM), ASOC. VALOR ECOLÓGICO CAAE (ECOVALIA) (SPAIN), CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI ALTISTUDI AGRONOMICI MEDITERRANEI (ITALY), FORDERGEMEINSCHAFT OKOLOGISCHER OBSTABAU EV (FOKO) (GERMANY), FORSCHUNGSINTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG (CZECH REPUBLIC), KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET (DENMARK), GARTNERIRÂDGIVNINGEN A/S (DENMARK), SVERIGES LANTBRUKUNIVERSITET (SWEEDEN), DELPHY BV (NETHERLAND), EURIZON sl (SPAIN), VYKUMNY A SLECHTITELSKY USTAV OVOCNARSKY HOLOVOUSY S.R.O. (CZECH REPUBLIC), ASSOCIATION OF LATVIAN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (ALOA) (LATVIA).