CORE Organic Call 2021

Basic Information

ORGANIC FARMING SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVED MIXED PLANT AND ANIMAL PRODUCTION The EU has adopted ambitious targets to increase organic production as part of the European Green Deal indicated in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies under the objective of reaching 25% of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. This high goal entails specific knowledge and research needs that can be sustained through new and innovative solutions related to the organic sector addressed under the research Call on ‘Organic farming systems for improved mixed plant and animal production‘.

Network CORE Organic Cofund
Aim of the joint call The overall objective for the CO Cofund Third Call 2021 is that the proposed research projects support the further development of the organic sector in Europe and beyond. The expected impacts focus on organic food systems adopting mixed farming practices, supporting animal health and welfare, innovative cropping and production systems as well as feed production and biodiversity, aiming at accommodating the growing demand for more organic products, supporting the organic farming regulations, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the EU Farm-to-Fork and the Biodiversity Strategies. The funded projects should present new and innovative solutions to environmentally friendly agriculture and be in line with the organic principles1.Moreover, they should contribute to supporting human health, trade and job creation and the improvement of the general competitiveness of the agricultural sector.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 11/01/2021
Deadline Full-Proposal 08/03/2021 Submitted proposal: 24
Evaluation End Date 29/06/2021 Successful proposal: 11 Proposals funded: 5
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Algeria Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS)
Bulgaria National Science Fund of Bulgaria (BNSF)
Denmark Danish AgriFish Agency (DAFA)
Estonia Ministry of Rural Affairs (MEM)
Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM)
Germany Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Italy Ministry of Agricultural food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF)
Morocco Ministry of National Education, Professional Training, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research (MENFPESRS)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovenia Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (MKGP)