OK-Net EcoFeed – Organic Knowledge Network on Monogastric Animal Feed

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:

  1. The project will synthesize the scientific and practical knowledge available about organic and regional feed production for monogastrics;
  2. It will create a European network of innovation groups to facilitate exchange and co-creation of knowledge among farmers, business actors, researchers and advisors;
  3. It will collect end-user material and develop new tools adapted to the needs of farmers and business actors.
  4. Finally, the project will extend the Organic Farm Knowledge platform to include the topic of monogastric animal feed.

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.

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Project duration

01 January 2018 to 31 December 2020

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