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2019. October 24. News

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?

sustainable development, agriculture, organic farming, sustainability, sustainable, sustainable farming

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2019. October 2. News

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. 

Diversification, agriculture, sustainability, sustainable, conference, plant diversification

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2019. December 5. News

World soil day 5th December

World Soil Day (WSD) is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and its aim is to emphasize the importance of cultivable soils and to promote sustainable management of soil-related resources.

ecological footprint, organic, climate change, sustainable, soil

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2019. December 3. News

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.

organic, ecology, organic farming, sustainability, sustainable, eco, seed

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2019. December 16. News

Agrobiodiversity Agro, bio, what? – Why is the diversity of agriculture important?

Diversity is an important thing. Maybe we have partly understood it. But do we really understand why it is so important? Of course, it’s nice to have lots of different coloured butterflies and interesting animals living around us, and of course we should protect them, but this story is about much more.

ömki, agriculture, organic, climate change, organic agriculture, organic farming, sustainable, agro

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2020. January 15. News

The “living lab” of Hungarian organic agriculture is on the rise

Five new researchers joined our team, we expanded our activities, and further developed our current projects. 

ömki, organic agriculture, organic farming, sustainable, eco, organic food, organic tomato, organic grain, livestock

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2019. August 8. International projects

Advisory network - i2connect

The i2connect project aims to fuel the competencies of advisors supporting interactive innovation processes to respond to multiple challenges in European agriculture and forestry.     

organic farming, organic agriculture, sustainable, i2connect, advisory

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