No. 4 · July 2006


Joint call

Preannouncement of first transnational call for organic food and farming

CORE Organic workshop

How to increase cooperation in transnational Organic Food and Farming research?

Book release

European research in Organic Food and Farming

Joint Organic Congress

Discussing European research issues

Around Europe

An overview of current topics in partner countries

EU research

News from EU research activities

Notes & correspondences

On current events and activities


Notes & correspondences

On current events and activities

Current events and activities within research in organic food and farming are:

Organic Eprints among 20 most preferred web sources

Organic Eprints has been added to Scirus as one of 20 preferred web sources. Scirus is an Elsevier site recognized to be one of the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. The search engine covers 250 million science-related web pages

The addition of Organic Eprints to Scirus list of preferred web sources means that Organic Eprints now range in same category as the archives of NASA, e-Prints, BioMed Central, CogPrints and other leaders in the field.

More information can be found at

European Conference on new approaches in food quality analysis

14 - 15 September 2006 the second European Conference on new approaches in food quality analysis will take place in Karlsruhe, Germany at the Federal Research Centre for Nutrition and Food.

The background for the conference is a growing demand for organic food driven primarily by consumers’ perceptions of the quality and safety of these foods and of the positive environmental impact of organic agriculture practices. This growth in demand is expected to continue in the near future. A scientifically based quality system to back consumers’ perceptions of organic foods is essential to sustain this marked growth.

University of Kassel, FAL, BfEL

Conference Location
Plenary hall of the Federal Research Centre for Nutrition and Food

Haid-und-Neu-Straße 9, 76131 Karlsruhe

Germany, Telefon: +49 (0)721 6625 200

End of Registration
August 31, 2006

More information
will appear at home page of University of Kassel at

9th Scientific German Speaking Conference on Organic Agriculture

The call for papers for the 9th Scientific Conference of the German Speaking Countries has now issued. The conference will take place March 20-23, 2007 at the University of Hohenheim, Germany.

The conference language is German. There will also sessions in English since many foreign students and researchers are working at the University of Hohenheim due to a new study programme on Organic Food Chain Management and the university’s emphasis on international research.

This conference is supported by ISOFAR and more information can be found at the ISOFAR homapage

Scientific book on long term field experiments in organic farming

The first volume of the ISOFAR Scientific Series has now been published. This book series presents the results of organic farming research carried out by members of the ISOFAR working group on long-term field experiments (LTE).

The volume "Long Term Field Experiments in Organic Farming" contains a selection of 12 long-term experiments conducted under different site conditions in Germany, the USA, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and Israel. Each experiment has a unique concept and scientific approach. But their common objective is to investigate characteristics of Organic Agriculture regarding key parameters of soil fertility, crop yield and quality.

More information can be found at