Follow OK-Net EcoFeed and learn about efforts to reach 100% organic and regional feed
In January 2018, IFOAM EU started coordinating the project OK-NET EcoFeed. Visit www.ok-net-ecofeed.eu and follow the project @ecofeed on Twitter to learn more about how the project is helping farmers, breeders and the organic feed processing industry in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for pigs, broilers and laying hens.
A key objective of organic farming is the closing of nutrient cycles, but it is difficult to achieve. Feed and livestock production, in particular of pigs and poultry, are concentrated in different regions. Animal feed has to be imported from regions far away. In addition, organic farmers have difficulties in sourcing protein feed of organic quality. The lack of organic and regional feed threatens both the sustainability of organic agriculture as well as consumers’ confidence. The goal of OK-Net EcoFeed is to find solutions for 100% use of organic and regional feed and facilitate exchange of knowledge among farmers to implement these solutions.
Follow @ecofeed and the website, to get regular updates on the project activities, for example on the synthesis of scientific and practical knowledge about organic feed production for pig and poultry, and the extension of the organic farmknowledge.org platform to cover the topic of animal feed for pigs and poultry.