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  • Title: QualityLowInputFood
    Descriptive info: .. Objectives.. Overall objectives.. Producer's aims and consumer's expectation.. Cost-efficiency in the organic food chain.. Minimising food safety risks.. Environmental impact and fossil energy.. Major QLIF results mediated in final leaflets.. Coordinators and subproject leaders in QLIF have drafted a series of leaflets that gives an overview of major results achieved in the project.. The leaflets are free to download (PDF, below) and will also be available in Organic Eprints.. Synthesis.. Subproject 1.. Subproject 2.. Subproject 3.. Overview of major QLIF results.. Consumer expectations and attitudes.. Effects of production methods.. Crop production systems.. Subproject 4.. Subproject 5.. Subproject 6.. Subproject 7.. Livestock production systems.. Design of processing strategies.. Transport, trading and retailing.. Horizontal project activities.. Archive of QLIF publications.. The open-access archive Organic Eprints is hosting publications, reports and other outcome documents of the QLIF project.. Visit the archive.. or go directly to the.. QLIF publications.. Final QLIF congress held in April 2009.. The 5th and final QLIF congress was organized in conjunction with the 3rd International Congress on Food and Nutrition held between April 22 and 25, 2009 in Antalya, Turkey.. The overall program of the event is available at the.. congress website.. See also the.. congress article.. in the QLIF newletter.. QLIF training Workshops 2005 - 2009.. The final QLIF training workshop was held in Driebergen (NL) in January 2009.. The theme was Towards improved quality in organic food production.. This, like the previous workshops, provided intensive days with lectures, discussion, exchange and practical experience in research set-up within organic and low-input food and farming.. See the overview of the previous.. QLIF workshops.. Library of previous QLIF Newsletters.. All.. newsletters issued.. during the QLIF project are available at the website, e.. g.. , QLIF newsletter no.. 7 including articles on:.. - Herbs in the diet moderates roundworm infections in organic pigs.. - Differences between organic and conventional milk.. - Ozone treatment keeps the quality of green leaf lettuce.. QLIF contribution to new book on health benefits of organic food.. QLIF partners with expertice in consumer science contributed to the book: Health Benefits of Organic Food - Effects of the Environment , that was issued by CABI in 2008.. Information on.. contents of the book.. are found at the CABI homepage.. 4th QLIF congress in June 2008.. The 4th QLIF congress took place at the occassion of the 16th  ...   authors that have contributed to the book are partners or collaborators in QLIF and a range of chapters report results from the project.. See the book outline.. Video-clips at the QLIF website.. A series of videoclips has now been added to the QLIF website as introduction to the research activities in different subprojects.. The vidoeos can be accessed from the individual web-sides as listed under.. 'Research'.. For further information, see.. QLIF NewsBrief.. from April 2007.. 3rd QLIF Congress, March 2007.. The 3rd annual scientific congress of the QLIF project was exellently hosted by the University of Hohenheim during March 20 to 23, 2007.. The congress was organized in parallel with the 9th Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture in the German speaking countries and in total more than 600 participants joined the organic conferences in Hohenheim.. During the congress about 50 presentations and posters were given by scientists from all seven subprojects in QLIF.. In addition, scientists from other projects were invited and contributed to the programme.. Proceedings from the QLIF congress are available:.. in print.. as free pdf.. online.. via Organic Eprints.. At the opening of the congress two of the main keynote presentations were given by Dr.. Timothy Hall, DG Research, European Commission and professor Dr.. Carlo Leifert, coordinator of the QLIF project.. Links to the presentation by Dr.. Hall and the summary paper on the QLIF progress are available below.. The role of organic farming research in the context of an innovative and competitive European Bio-Economy.. Dr.. Timothy Hall, Head of Unit of E4 (Agriculture, Forestry, fisheries, Aquaculture), DG Research, European Commission.. [Powerpoint presentation, pdf].. Improving the quality and safety of organic and low input foods and maximizing the benefits to consumers and producers.. Summary paper by Urs Niggli (FiBL) and Carlo Leifert (University of Newcastle).. QualityLowInputFood.. The Integrated Project QualityLowInputFood ended in April 2009.. The project aims were to improve quality, ensure safety and reduce cost along the organic and low input food supply chains through research, dissemination and training activities.. The project focused on increasing value to both consumers and producers using a fork to farm approach.. The project was initiated on March 1, 2004.. It is funded by the European Union with a total budget of 18 million Euros.. The research involved more than thirty-one research institutions, companies and universities throughout Europe and beyond.. rss..

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  • Title: QualityLowInputFood
    Descriptive info: Contact.. Project management.. Partner institutes.. Associated organisations.. Webmaster.. The project management including the IP-coordinator and the deputy IP-coordinator, financial director and project secretaries are based at Newcastle University (UNEW), UK.. Overview of project management.. Subprojects.. The project is organised in seven subprojects.. Each subproject includes a varied number of workpackages.. An overview of the research teams in the individual subprojects and workpackages can be obtained via the following links:.. Participant in Subproject  ...   5.. Processing strategies.. Participant in Subproject 6.. Participant in Subproject 7.. Horizontal activities.. The QualityLowInputFood consortium consists of 31 partners from 15 European countries.. Overview of partner institutes.. By clicking Associated organisations you will get a list of extension services associated with QualityLowInputFood, but also lists of international organisations working for the development of organic farming.. If you have questions or suggestions to this site, you are welcome to contact the webmaster..

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  • Title: Registration
    Descriptive info: Registration.. News services.. New publications.. On line registration.. From these pages it is possible to register for news services from QLIF.. The services include the electronic newsletter QLIF news, which is sent out biannually in order to provide a thorough communication from the project.. When required the newsletter is supplemented with news briefs (email alerts) send out in order to notify about meetings and other activities of immediate interest.. The email address is kept confidential and  ...   Register for QLIF news services.. Notification on new publications.. If you wish to be notified about new publications, please register yourself at the open access archive Organic Eprints.. As a registered user you can subscribe to email alerts on new papers.. It is possible to design your subscription accordingly to your specific interests: research topic, project, language, etc.. Subscription at Organic Eprints is also free of charge.. Register for Organic Eprints email alerts.. QLIF archives.. Publications..

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  • Title: Search
    Descriptive info: Search.. Search WWW.. Search www.. qlif.. org..

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  • Title: qlif > Sitemap
    Descriptive info: Sitemap.. Content of www.. Front page.. News briefs from the project.. Links to project objectives.. Registration.. On-line registration for:.. Electronic news services.. New publications which origin from the project (mail generated by Organic Eprints).. Search in the site with Goggle.. Overview of site content.. Contact details for:.. Project participants.. Project partners.. Associated extension services.. Research.. Description of workpackages, related publications, etc.. at subproject 1 - 7.. QLIF forum.. Annual congress.. Homepage for the annual congress Workshops seminars..  ...   project on mediation of results.. Possibilities for becoming a part of the network.. Together with demonstrations and other dissemination activities.. Exchange training.. Exchange programmes training workshop for researchers.. Library.. Archives for all publications from the project (via Organic Eprints).. Newsletters.. Archives for newsletters news briefs.. Press room.. Information for media.. Research services.. Archives for various project documents.. About.. General description.. Project summary.. Intellectual properties.. Project policies on intellectual properties etc.. Disclaimer.. Legal responsibilities of project, website etc..

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  • Title: QualityLowInputFood
    Descriptive info: Transport, trading and retailing.. The research activities, which are carried out in order to fulfil the.. objectives.. of QualityLowInputFood, are subdivided into seven subprojects.. Subproject 1 focus on a detailed analysis of consumer expectations/attitudes and buying behaviours, with respect to quality and safety of foods produced in organic and low input production systems.. Subproject 2 focus on the extent to which consumer expectation with respect to the quality and safety of food from organic and low input systems are justified, by testing selected hypothesis with regard to differences in the composition, sensory quality and microbial loads of foods from different production  ...   quality and safety of foods from low input and organic production systems, throughout the food chain, while seeking gains in production efficiency leading to lower production costs.. They address known consumer concerns and technological bottlenecks in primary production, processing, and trading/retailing and quality assurance for specific model crop and livestock commodities.. Subproject 7 horizontal activities are activities (workpackages), which are shared between all or several subprojects and support activities under subprojects 1 to 6 in achieving the overall project objective and the 4 specific objectives.. Interrelatedness.. The interrelatedness of subprojects and horizontal activities are shown in.. this graphic.. (pdf).. Video presentation..

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  • Title: QualityLowInputFood
    Descriptive info: Extension demonstration.. Previous QLIF events.. 5th QLIF congress.. The 5th annual scientific congress of the QLIF project took place in Antalya, Turkey 22-25 April 2009.. The congress was held in conjunction with the 3rd International Congress on Food and Nutrition.. Read more.. and.. visit the congress website.. Summarizing leaflets for individual subprojects were presented during the final congress.. Please click for download of subproject leaflets (PDF):.. Synthesis:.. SP1:.. SP2:.. SP3:.. SP4:.. SP5:.. SP6:.. SP7:.. 4th QLIF congress.. The fourth annual scientific congress of the QLIF project took place at the occassion of the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) 18-20 June 2008 in Modena, Italy.. The QLIF congress offered a series of five high-level workshops presenting major findings from the research project, and actively involved the participants in discussions and reflections.. In addition, several papers from QLIF were integrated in the 2nd scientifc ISOFAR conference also held at the IFOAM OWC.. All papers presented at the QLIF and ISOFAR congress will be uploaded to Organic Eprints.. Congress homepage.. Congress papers in Organic Eprints.. QLIF newsletter introducing the congress.. Press release on QLIF workshops (pdf).. 3rd QLIF congress.. The third annual scientific congress of the QLIF project Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems was exellently hosted on March 20 to 23, 2007 at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart.. The congress was organized in parallel with the 9th Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture in the German speaking countries, entitled Between tradition and globalisation.. In total more than 600 participants joined the organic conferences in Hohenheim.. All papers presented at the QLIF congress have been uploaded to Organic Eprints.. Congress homepage.. Congress papers in Organic Eprints.. QLIF newsletter introducing the congress.. 2nd QLIF congress.. The second QLIF congress/Joint Organic Congress was conducted in Denmark in late May 2006.. The congress was held in cooperation with other EU projects, and more than 1.. 000 participants from 45  ...   and experience with junior scientists and students.. Workshop homepage.. 4th QLIF training / exchange workshop.. Soil Nitrogen: Research and Extension.. The fourth QLIF training and exchange workshop addressed various aspects of nitrogen dynamics of organic and low input farming.. During the workshop leading researchers presented their research, focussing on the research approach and techniques used to come further in the understanding of the complex nitrogen dynamics of organic and low input farming.. The workshop was held 13-15 February 2008, Driebergen, the Netherlands.. 3rd QLIF training / exchange workshop.. Measuring food quality: concepts, methods and challenges.. The third QLIF training and exchange workshop addressed various aspects of food quality.. A concept of good quality, how different quality aspects can be measured, but also the gaps in our knowledge and the challenges that we face in achieving a guaranteed high quality of organic food produce were discussed.. The workshop was held 12-14 February 2007, Driebergen, the Netherlands.. 2nd QLIF training / exchange workshop.. Towards animal oriented methods of rearing animals in organic production systems.. The aim of a two-days workshop for junior researchers was to transfer both theoretical background knowledge and practical skills in using new approaches.. The workshop was held 20-22 February 2006 in Driebergen, NL.. 1st QLIF training / exchange workshop.. Healthy Soil, Healthy Crops, Healthy People.. The first QLIF training workshop was held 2 - 4 February 2005 in the Netherlands.. The aim of the two-days workshop was to transfer both theoretical background knowledge and practical skills in the use of new techniques and experimental approaches within soil quality.. In order to secure the collaboration between researchers, farmers, food processors distributors, consumers and other stakeholders within organic food and farming QualityLowInputFood include an exceptional amount of outreach activities.. The various activities are described at these pages, and as the project evolves the QLIF forum is intended to become a starting point for the meeting between research and stakeholders..

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  • Title: QualityLowInputFood
    Descriptive info: Publications.. The intention of the library is to form an archive for all sorts of documents derived from the QLIF project.. This include:.. Results from the research in QLIF are published in scientific articles and mediated via reports, articles in technical periodicals, and presentations at congresses meetings, etc.. These articles and reports etc can be found at.. Events and activities and new publications are mentioned in news briefs or in our.. biannual newsletter.. Pressroom.. Press releases and media invitations for the QLIF congresses etc can be found at the.. pressroom.. Finally the library contains  ...   from QLIF and other research projects in organic food and farming, can be found in Organic Eprints, which is an international open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture.. The archive contains full-text papers in electronic form together with bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata.. The number of QLIF papers available in the Orgainc Eprints archive is increasing, and papers may be deposited in various languages (most are in English, so far).. QLIF papers in English.. QLIF papers in German.. QLIF papers in Danish.. QLIF papers in Italian.. QLIF papers in French..

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  • Title: QualityLowInputFood
    Descriptive info: About QualityLowInputFood.. QualityLowInputFood is an integrated project funded by the European Commission.. Integrated projects are designed to generate the knowledge required to implement the priority themes of the European Union's.. Sixth Framework Programme.. of Research and Technological Development.. These projects integrate the critical mass of activities and resources needed to achieve ambitious and clearly defined scientific and technological  ...   to increasing the impetus to Europe s competitiveness or to addressing major societal needs.. The integrated project is therefore an instrument to support objective driven research, where the primary deliverable is new knowledge.. In addition, integrated projects can also be expected to have a structuring effect on the fabric of European research, by mobilising a critical mass of resources..

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  • Title: QualityLowInputFood
    Descriptive info: Producers's aims and consumer's expectation.. For society, organic and other low input farming systems provide an effective means of responding to the increasing consumer pressure to omit or reduce agricultural inputs (in particular pesticides, mineral fertilisers, veterinary medicines and growth promoters).. However, in order to ensure that the European societies benefit optimally from this mechanism, it is necessary to address the actual and perceived problems or benefits which are of particular importance for low-input farming systems.. Lower production costs and coupling of lower production costs with improved quality and safety and consumer perceptions of higher quality and safety will enable low-input farmers to provide higher value-added food that maximises benefits to consumers and producers alike.. It is particularly important to ensure that consumers will be able to make their choices based on defined knowledge of the value provided by different types of products, and that these values may be reflected in more accurate and realistic business planning all along the production supply chain.. Issues to be addressed.. Quality and  ...   attack, while avoiding excessive or unacceptable processing.. to understand, and if relevant alleviate, actual and perceived health risks from enteric pathogens and noxious compounds (e.. mycotoxins, heavy metals).. to document, improve or disprove alleged health benefits related to differences in food composition that are determined by the type of production system.. to ensure or improve impacts on the environment and animal welfare.. the need to optimise production efficiency to satisfy actual and potential consumer demand.. Organic and low input.. Strategies developed for organic production systems are nearly always transferable to low input conventional farming systems.. On the other hand a range of approaches used in low input systems are not permitted and/or against the principles of organic farming.. In order to make (a) maximum use of resources and (b) project deliverables applicable to all low input production systems, most agronomic strategies are therefore developed within the framework of organic farming systems and standards, supplemented with some novel methods and strategies, which may in the future become included in these standards..

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  • Title: QualityLowInputFood
    Descriptive info: Producer s aims and consumer's expectation.. The project will seek to improve the match between producer s aims and consumer expectations regarding quality and nutritional value of organic and other low input food.. This is mainly going to be achieved through activities under:.. that will identifying consumer expectations perceptions and actual buying behaviours towards organic and low input foods to enable such farming systems to be developed in tune with consumer expectations.. )..  ...   sensory, microbiological and toxicological quality/safety of foods.. that will develop strategies to improve quality and safety and reduce cost of production in organic and low input crop production systems.. that will develop strategies to improve quality and safety and reduce cost of production in organic and low input livestock production systems.. that will develop a framework for the design of minimum and low input processing strategies, which ensure or improve food quality and safety..

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