CTPOA - Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture

logoThe Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture (CTPOA) was founded with the aim of uniting and linking a wide range of people and companies active in the field of organic farming and organic food production. With the signature of a contract on 22nd Sept 2009 in Jihlava, all founding members declared their common aim to build and ensure the development of the system of knowledge in the area of OF and organic food production with emphasis on knowledge transfer across all key areas of the sector.

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The 3rd International Scientific Conference on Organic Farming, which took place on 14th – 15th November 2011 on the premises of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Suchdol, Prague, focused on the presentation of current findings in science and research in the field of organic agriculture for the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The
conference continued the tradition of previous Scientific Conferences organised by Bioinstitut, o.p.s., in Lednice na Morave in 2008 and 2009. The conference was arranged on the premises of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague by the Czech Technology Platform on Organic Agriculture in cooperation with Felicius public benefit
company, under the expert patronage of IFOAM EU Group.

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webPublished by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture

Action Plan for Organic Farming 2011–2015


CAP reform - proposals lack ambition to mainstream sustainability
Organic farmers and civil society must now stay on the ball to ensure the CAP meets future challenges

Brussels, 12 October 2011 – The European Commission has unveiled its proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020. Providing a slightly altered framework, the text continues to lack ambition where substantial commitments are needed to shape future farming to ensure the delivery of tasty food and a clean environment.

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Organic agriculture
The text book in English and in Russiangfs

The “Organic Agriculture” (OA) book provides anyone interested in this type of farming with a practically focused textbook. The book gives a basic summary of work covering all relevant themes on which the most competent authors, coordinated by Czech experts - Borivoj Šarapatka and Jirí Urban, provide definitive contributions valid not only within the Czech Republic.
The book is recommended for practical farming but also as a textbook for teachers and students. The real value of the book is in the fact that it has been compiled by a number of OA specialists and institutions focusing on this area of agriculture - to meet the demand for a comprehensive publication.

you can place the order in scientific bookshop: mcentrum@sci.muni.cz.

Price of English version: 10 EUR
Price of Russian version: 15 EUR + postage

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Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture (CTPOA) Under the patronage of IFOAM – EU Group

3rd Scientific Conference "New findings in organic farming research and their possible use for Central and Eastern Europe"

Date: 14th – 15th November 2011
Venue: Prague, Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS)

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First International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research

On behalf of the Food Quality and Health Association (FQH, The Netherlands), the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (ICT Prague, Czech Republic) and the Technology Platform Organics (TPOrganics) we would like to invite all researchers in the field of organic food quality and health research, representatives of national and international agencies, control bodies and industries to attend the First International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research.

Date: 18 – 20 May, 2011

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

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Conference program


European Strategic Research Agenda for organic food and farming

December 2009publikace

The TP Organics Strategic Research Agenda presents a comprehensive overview of the research and development priorities for organic food and farming. It is expected that this will contribute to ensuring the sustainability and competitiveness of European organic agriculture and food systems.
- Part I provides background to Technology Platforms and the organic sector.
- Part II provides the detailed research goals under cross-cutting and thematic headings.

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CTPOA is based at the headquarters of the coordinator:

Krízkovského 8
771 47 Olomouc, Czech Republic

Representative of the coordinator:

Ing. Jirí Urban

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