Help us identifying the needs and knowledge gaps in organic fruit growing – Fill out BIOFRUITNET’s questionnaire
Plant protection against pests and diseases is a big issue for organic fruit growers, as fruit is a very sensitive produce. Many organic farmers in Europe have adapted their own practices and techniques locally to successfully deal with the challenge of organic crop protection. This valuable practical knowledge often remains at the local level, instead of being shared with fruit growers facing the same problems in other regions.
Are you a technical advisor or fruit grower? Fill out BIOFRUITNET’s online questionnaire and help identify the needs and knowledge gaps on stone, pome and citrus fruit.
The BIOFRUITNET connects European practitioners in organic fruit and wants to make successful methods of crop protection available to all. The project’s first step is getting an picture of the challenges organic fruit growers in Europe are facing as well as the strategies they are using to face these challenges.
BIOFRUITNET’s partners have launched an online questionnaire for technical advisors and fruit growers to identify needs and knowledge gaps regarding stone, pome and citrus fruit. They are also collecting best-practices and inquire how farmers would prefer to access technical information about such issues.
The results of the questionnaire will allow the project to identify what knowledge and information is needed where. It will provide the basis for informative and easy to understand videos, podcasts and e-learning courses. These formats shall be disseminated via networks, advisory services and academic schools throughout Europe.
We encourage fruit farming advisors, practitioners as well as selected researchers in 20 European target countries to fill in the questionnaire and to suggest combinations of practices in their local contexts by 30 September 2020. For more information on the project activities and expected results, visit the project website, contact Claude-Eric Parveaud and/or your national contact point.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862850.