RELACS will foster the development and facilitate the adoption of cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies, to phase out the dependency on and use of inputs considered contentious in organic farming systems.
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 cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies to:
The project was developed and is implemented by actors from research, farming, advisory services and industry hence adopting a truly multi-actor approach. RELACS has 29 partners from 13 countries.
RELACS is a 4-year project and is coordinated by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, in Switzerland. The project is funded by Horizon 2020.
01 May 2018 to 30 April 2022