Bioinstitut (public benefit organisation) – Institute for Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Landscape Management was founded in 2004 to create an umbrella for research and educational activities in the area of Czech organic agriculture and within Central and Eastern Europe. Its cofounders and partners are the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, The Czech Association of Organic Farmers PRO-BIO and Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Main activities of Bioinstitut are organic farming development through consultancy; transfer of science and research findings into practice; education, training and publication activities; promotion of sector towards professionals and the public; communication needs of the sector at national administration.
Bioinstitut publishes and translates in particular practical guidelines for farmers: Reduced soil cultivation, Soil fertility basics, Low greenhouse gas farming, OF and biodiversity, Legume-cereal mixture cultivation in OF, Pasture fattening for cattle, Improving health and well-being Pigs, Quality and safety of organic food etc.
Bioinstitut is the coordinator of the Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture and a member of FiBL International.
Tasks in NextFood
WP2 Action research facilitation
WP5 Quality assured knowledge transfer
WP6 Communication, dissemination and exploitation