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February 19, 2010: Management and breeding for organic plant and livestock production systems

Results of the European QLIF project and outlook on the new projects NUE-CROPS and LowInputBreeds will be presented at this session of the BioFach Congress.


BioFach is the world’s largest organic trade fair and takes place annually in Nürnberg, Germany. At the BioFach Congress numerous lectures, forums, workshops and panel discussions related to the development of the organic sector are presented.

In recent years the BioFach Congress has also been used as forum to present and discuss results of European research projects.



  • Prof. Dr. Carlo Leifert, Newcastle University, UK
    Effect of organic, low input, and conventional production measures on crop quality: a summary of results of the QLIF project
  • Dr. Veronika Maurer, FiBL, Switzerland
    The need to breed robust livestock for organic and ‚low input‘ production systems (LowInputBreeds project)
  • Dr. Monika Messmer, FiBL, Switzerland
    First results from the European project NUE Crops - Improving nutrient use efficiency in major European food, feed and biofuel crops to reduce negative environmental impacts of crop production.


  • Dr. Danièle Tissot, European Commission, DG Research, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Aquaculture

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