home    about    browse    search    latest    help 
Login | Create Account

Improving the quality and safety of organic and low input foods and maximizing the benefits to consumers and producers

Niggli, Urs and Leifert, Carlo (2007) Improving the quality and safety of organic and low input foods and maximizing the benefits to consumers and producers. [.] Paper at: 3rd QLIF Congress: Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems., University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20-23, 2007.

[img] PDF
210Kb

Summary

‘Improving quality and safety and reduction of cost in the European organic and 'low input' supply chains' (QLIF) is an Integrated Project under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission which started in March 2004 and will end in February 2009. After three years of research by 31 QLIF partners, the scientific data on on the benefits of the system approach used in organic and ‘low input’ agriculture has expanded considerably. At the same time the project has developed an array of technological innovations that are applicable to a wide range of food production systems and novel approaches for whole food chain management. During the 3rd QLIF Congress held at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, in March 2007, these results were discussed in nine synthesis papers and in 37 in-depth papers.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Part or Full Programme:Full programme
Keywords:QLIF project, Quality low input food, Quality, safety, organic food chains, organic systems, low input, Forschungskommunikation
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Research communication and quality
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Health
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
European Union > QualityLowInputFood
UK > Univ. Newcastle
International Conferences > 2007: 3rd QLIF Congress
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Research funders: Switzerland > Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG
Related Links:http://www.qlif.org, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/eu-qlif.html, http://orgprints.org/10417/, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-qlif2007.html
Deposited By: Niggli, Prof. Dr. Urs
ID Code:10595
Deposited On:02 Mar 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is published in:
Niggli, Urs; Leifert, Carlo; Alföldi, Thomas; Lück, Lorna and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2007) Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF). University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20 – 23, 2007. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick.http://orgprints.org/10417/
Printed copies may be ordered from the FiBL Shop at www.shop.fibl.org.

Repository Staff Only: item control page