OK-Net EcoFeed ended in March 2021.
All items and articles remain available on the OK-Net EcoFeed website.
- An EU-wide research project to support organic pig and poultry farmers, breeders and the organic feed processing industry in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed.
- Coordinated by IFOAM-EU, the OK-NET EcoFeed had 19 partners across 11 European countries. It started in January 2018 and ran until December 2020. The consortium included multiple actors, including feed processors and mills, farmers and farmers' organisations, research institutes, universities and advisory agencies.
In the news:
- Working towards 100% organic and regionally sourced feed
- Farmer-led trial could help move away from imported soya feed
100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics
Funded through the EU Horizon 2020 program, the three-year project worked to create a European network of innovation groups to facilitate exchange and co-creation of knowledge among farmers, business actors, researchers and advisors. The core objective was to share and present ‘best practice’ advice and information, communicating relevant research to practitioners, using factsheets, instructional videos and ration-planning tools.
OK-NET EcoFeed built on the experiences and success of OK-Net Arable, which is a similar network addressing organic arable cropping. OK-Net EcoFeed is a logical continuation of OK-Net Arable, making the bridge between feed cultivation over feed processing to animal production.