Sustainable organic farming or 9 billion people on Earth? Is this really an inevitable choice?
Although organic farming and sustainability are widely supported in theory, they are still considered a naive strategy when discussing the global food supply. How will we be able to supply the predicted 9 billion global population, and increase agricultural production by 50% using only organic farming methods? It seems impossible. But is it really?Details
First European conference on crop diversification brings together more than 200 participants
The first European Conference on Crop Diversification took place from the 18th to the 21st of September 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. It explored the role of crop diversification and strategies towards sustainable agri-food systems. The DiverIMPACTS project, funded under the European Union’s Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, convened the conference in collaboration with its partner projects Diverfarming, DIVERSify, ReMIX, LegValue, and TRUE as well as the German programme INSUSFAR. The local host was DiverIMPACTS partner ÖMKI, the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture.Details
An organic sowing seed working group has been created
On 29 October the organic sowing seed working group was launched by the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi). The aim of the working group is to enhance the use of organic sowing seeds in Hungary and to take the first steps towards providing a proper variety assortment of organic sowing seeds for farmers.Details