The project OK-Net EcoFeed - Organic Knowledge Network on Monogastric Animal Feed - aims at helping organic pig and poultry farmers in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed. The project is funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation programme and runs from January 2018 to December 2020.
The 3-year project will create a European network of innovation groups to facilitate exchange and co-creation of knowledge among farmers, business actors, researchers and advisors. It will collect end-user material and develop new tools adapted to the needs of farmers and business actors.
The project will extend the Organic Farm Knowledge platform. OK-Net EcoFeed is coordinated by IFOAM EU and consists of 11 partners and 8 linked third parties from 11 countries.
In order to contribute to the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics, OK-Net EcoFeed has 4 specific objectives:
The project builds on the experiences of OK-Net Arable, which was a thematic network addressing organic arable cropping. OK-Net EcoFeed is a logic continuation of OK-Net Arable, making the bridge between feed cultivation over feed processing to animal production.
01 January 2018 to 31 December 2020