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2023. December 18.

NewsJoint experiments for the sustainable future of viticulture

The 2023 Viticultural Planning Workshop has been organized in Kőlyuktető by the horticultural team of the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) at the beginning of November with the support of the Agroecology-TRANSECT project. One of the major goals of the event was to create a close cooperation between the researchers and the neighbouring farmers in order to set up multiannual joint experiments in the vineyards of the Eger wine region.

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2023. November 9.

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New participatory research on soil health in the Homokhátság (Sand Ridge, Central Hungary)

A new collaborative research project focusing on soil health in the Homokhátság (Sand Ridge) region was launched in form of a workshop on September 21st at Kujáni Farm in Kecskemét. This workshop served as the basis for ÖMKi’s new Living Laboratory as part of the Climate Farm Demo project, where ÖMKi researchers teamed up with local farmers, advisory services, NGOs, and other stakeholders. The purpose of the workshop was to co-create and collectively define the direction and key areas for future soil health research based on the stakeholders’ interests and needs. The ultimate goal is to establish a national research project in the Homokhátság, utilizing the Living Lab methodology, to develop specialized technologies and practices for soil conservation in the region.

soil protection, soil health, Climate Farm Demo, workshop

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2023. October 31.

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Our Healthy, Daily Bread

On World Bread Day, which is celebrated together with World Food Day on October 16, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) is drawing attention to the value of domestically produced, healthy, organically harvested grains.

crop, ancient grain, organic wheat

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2023. September 15.

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Regenerative practices in Organic Farming / ÖMKi - Arable cropping Seminar

Another successful event was organised at the Eco Expo as part of the EIT Food supported Regenerative Agriculture Revolution programme.

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2023. September 8.

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Diverse ground cover for biological diversity

Every living thing has a place in the ecosystem. Biodiversity is the essential basis of all life. It provides us with clean air and water, high-quality soil, plant pollination, food and other useful raw materials, and is the cornerstone of our health and food security. Reduced biodiversity is a huge problem, since the prospects of life and survival are thereby damaged. Industrial agriculture is not only the cause, but also the victim of this destructive process. The key to our future and a full pantry is agriculture that works in greater harmony with nature, providing a habitat for many species, in addition to ensuring our food supply. As the autumn sowing season approaches, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) is encouraging the preservation of biodiversity and appropriate mulching.

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2023. July 5.

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This proposal on NGTs is a threat to the European model of innovation in breeding

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Regulation on plants produced by certain new genomic techniques. The proposal, adopted on 5 July 2023, is part of a package of legislative proposals to support the EU’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies.

NGT, genomic techniques, regulation

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