Feed & Seed

The project will provide specific recommendations on the derogations of the use of conventional feed and seed in the EU regulation.

It will assess the availability of organic seeds and propagation materials and develop information exchange and decision criteria for the seed regime.

It will also survey the supply and demand of organic feeds and feed additives and develop evaluation criteria for specific feed and feed additives, thus ensuring animal welfare as well as the credibility of organic agriculture.

This is expected to reduce the dependency on inputs from conventional production in organic farming systems.

The work will be carried out in two workpackages:

WP4: Feed materials and feed additives for monogastic organic livestock

WP 5: Organic farming dependency on conventional seeds and propagation materials