RELACS project on track: 2nd Annual Project meeting
The second annual meeting of the RELACS project partners showed that the project started off dynamically and the research in all work packages is advancing. The project already published a policy briefing explaining the organic approach towards inputs and preliminary findings on the use of fertilisers.
The excursion brought us to the Western part of Lyon where we visited an organic dairy cooperative located 1,000 meters above sea level. One of the highlights for the farmers was a visit to the association ‘La Fédération des Eleveurs et Vétérinaires en Convention’ (FEVEC’s) which builds on close cooperation between veterinary professional and farmers. In the 40 years of having regular, close exchanges between these two parties animal health & welfare considerably improved.
The meeting took place in Lyon, France. ITAB organized it and the VetAgro Sup Veterinary Campus kindly hosted it.
RELACS seeks to promote the development and adoption of environmentally safe and economically viable tools and technologies to reduce the use of external inputs in organic farming systems.
RELACS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773431. The information contained in this communication only reflects the author’s view.