Workgroups

AGRIECOL is divided into four working groups with several research areas within each. Each working group has a coordinator. The activity of the Network is under the leadership of the general coordinator.

Organic food

Working group on organic food.

This group is divided into the following areas:

  • 1) Processing of food of plant origin.
  • 2) Processing of food of animal origin.
  • 3) Organic food, quality, food safety and health.

Working group Coordinator

Isabel Revilla (irevilla@usal.es)

Organic livestock production systems

Working group on organic livestock production systems.

This group is divided into the following areas:

  • 1) Animal health and welfare in organic livestock.
  • 2) Pasture, forage and feed.
  • 3) Genetic resources and plant and animal breeding.
  • 4) Management of organic livestock farming systems.
  • 5) Organic beekeeping.
  • 6) Organic aquaculture.

Working group Coordinator

Mª José Ranilla (mjrang@unileon.es), Carlos Palacios (carlospalacios@usal.es)

Organic crop production systems

Working group on organic crop production systems.

This group is divided into the following areas:

  • 1) Crop protection in organic farming.
  • 2) Biodiversity, use and genetic breeding.
  • 3) Soil Management, irrigation and fertilisation.
  • 4) Management systems and functional use of diversity.
  • 5) Organic forestry.

Working group Coordinator

Pedro Revilla (previlla@mbg.csic.es), Enrique Dapena (edapena@serida.org)

Sustainability of organic farming systems

Working group on sustainability of organic farming systems.

This group is divided into the following areas:

  • 1) Economic sustainability and organic farming markets.
  • 2) Organic farming and environmental services.
  • 3) Social sustainability, rural development and public policies.
  • 4) Sustainability assessment methodologies.

Working group Coordinator

F. Xavier Sans (fsans@ub.edu), Manuel González de Molina (mgonnav@upo.es)