Knowledge synthesis 

Lead partners: FiBL and AIAB

The project synthesised the existing knowledge on organic arable cropping. Different sources were consulted: Scientific papers, grey literature, farmer groups and advisory services. Secondly, the best methods for exchanging this knowledge were identified based on a survey with farmer groups. These two exercises served to select the best already existing advisory tools as well as developed new ones where needed. Examples of tools include leaflets, information sheets, handbooks, video clips, social media, calculation models and decision trees. These tools cover many areas, for example: New crop rotations, variety choice, new organic fertilizers, innovative weed control techniques and new techniques for disease and pest control.