Who is who in this consortium?

ZLTO, Netherlands
ZLTO is a farmers’ association in the south of the Netherlands representing 16.000 members. We aim to enhance the social and economic situation of farmers through lobby, innovative projects, and individual support. ZLTO participates and invests in strategic activities and innovations in the agricultural sector that create added value for the (future) market position of our member. ZLTO collaborates with the primary sector, policy, (innovative) SME, agrifood companies and governmental agencies.

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Bionext, Netherlands
Bionext is a Dutch chain organisation for the organic food and farming sector. Bionext represents the interests of Dutch organic consumers, organic shops, processors, traders and farmers. Bionext is member of IFOAM EU. Bionext undertakes activities to promote, support and enhance the usage of organic and certified agriculture to realize a more sustainable agriculture as well as to subject areas that are (in)directly connected to sustainable food processing.

 

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Innovatiesteunpunt, Belgium
Innovatiesteunpunt is the Innovation Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development, embedded within Boerenbond, the largest farmers organisation in Flanders. This link ensures close contact between our organisation and the Agricultural sector. Our aim is to work towards an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable agriculture that has broad public support. We want to give farmers insight in the impact of their farm management on climate and to give them tools to reduce it.

 

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Inagro, Belgium
Inagro is the knowledge partner of agricultural and horticultural businesses in the areas of innovation and sustainability. Within its own research infrastructure, Inagro’s scientific and technical teams devises farming and cultivation techniques ready for practical use. Inagro has 60 years of experience on practical research and dissemination of results towards farmers.

 

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Thünen Institut, Germany
Thünen Institute is a German research institute under the auspices of the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Its Thünen-Institute of Organic Farming develops technologies and management skills, to improve organic farming towards environmentally sound, animal friendly and efficient systems. Its research group ‘Resource Efficiency’ focusses on soil development, fertilisation, nutrient flows and environmental effects of organic production systems from soil to plant and livestock products.

 

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3N Kompetenzzentrum, Germany
The Lower Saxony Network of Renewable Resource and Bio economy (3N) a non profit association with 40 members from government departments, institutions and enterprises. The key activities are arranged along the value creation chain of the resulting products, from crop cultivation through processing up to marking. 3N is the central point of contact for information about renewable resources and bioenergy in Lower Saxony and a communication platform for bio economy activities.

 

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Norsk Landbruksrådgiving, Norway
The main task of NLRØ is to provide advisory services to its members (farmers or other horticultural business), based on scientific results from NIBIO and Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and from local field trials. It has local expertise in all fields related to applied agronomy (e.g. Crop production advisory services, utilization of resources, demonstrations, farm visits, fertilizer management plans and soil sampling). NLRØ is one of 9 extension groups in NLR. NLR has 27,000 members.

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