Funding: Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, European Union
Coordinator: FiBL Switzerland - Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau – Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Time period: May 2018 - April 2022
Consortium partners: 29 partners participate from 12 European countries
As a system approach to sustainable agriculture, organic farming aims to effectively manage ecological processes whilst lowering dependence on off-farm inputs.
The RELACS project partners will evaluate far-advanced and new solutions to further reduce the use of external inputs and, if needed, develop and adopt cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies to:
- Reduce the use of copper and mineral oil in plant protection,
- Identify sustainable sources for plant nutrition, and
- Provide solutions to support livestock health and welfare.
The project was developed by involving actors from research, farming, advisory services and industry from the very start hence implementing a truly multi-actor approach. RELACS has 29 partners from twelve countries.