No. 6 · December 2006

Around Europe

An overview of current topics in partner countries

Featured articles

New research projects initiated in Norway
Evaluation of Swedish organic farming research
National German call for research
Austrian project on Low-Input Grazing Systems

Short news from around Europe

Strengthening of organic markets in Finland
National website for Organic Farming in NL
Activity report for organic research
Book on Danish research 2000 - 2005

Strategy work to strengthen organic markets in Finland

Strategy works for Finnish organic markets have been started in Finland. The team of the strategy work has set the objectives for Finnish organic markets as follows: Share of organic food should be 6% of the retail trade sale, all public vocational kitchens should use organic food and the share of private vocational kitchens using organic food should grow yearly by 15%. Share of organic foodstuff export should be 10%.

New website for organic farming in NL

We have released a new website on Organic Agriculture. It will inform the users about recent results and ongoing projects. The website-address is

Activity report for organic research

Who is doing what at FiBL? The 2006 activity report documents on 72 pages the advances made in FiBL’s research and consultancy work. Lively texts generously illustrated with photographs give an insight into FiBL’s projects, both completed and ongoing. Clients and partners will find particularly useful the up-to-date overview of all activity areas of FiBL Germany, Switzerland and Austria and the detailed listing of all staff and their latest publications.

The activity report is available in PDF format

Book on Danish research in organic food and farming systems 2000-2005

DARCOF has issued a book to present an overview of the 41 research projects conducted during the research programme DARCOF II (2000-2005).

For each project there is a description of its background and objective. This is followed by a short description of the experiments or investigations that have been carried out in the project. The general and applicable results derived from the project are finally described. For each project there is a reference to a project home page on Via this page there is direct access to “Organic Eprints”, which is the site containing all the project publications – both technical and scientific.

The book can be ordered free of charge and it is freely available in pdf format.