ÖMKi - Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Hungary

The Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) is a public benefit non-profit limited liability company founded in 2011. The strategic goal of ÖMKi is to foster scientific research of an international standard in the field of organic agriculture and food production in Hungary. In cooperation with many actors of the Hungarian organic movement, ÖMKi implements research and development projects that – through their practical application – enable to create an efficient participatory system for scientific research and extension services. ÖMKi’s activities are supported by the exemplary scientific background of the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the founder of ÖMKi.

Role in the project

In work package 1, ÖMKi leads task 1.1 Data Management Plan I: Scientific protocols design. In work package 3, ÖMKi takes part in task 3.2 with field trials for improved performance potato under combined water and N deficit. ÖMKi also participates in task 3.3 with the evaluation and selection of the most promising practices in collaboration with stakeholders. In work package 4, ÖMKi takes part in task 4.3 where it conducts participatory breeding in durum wheat within its farmers’ network, including experience exchange workshops and evaluation meetings. In work package 5, ÖMKi is co-leader of the work package, coordinates a network of organic farmers in Hungary, and will contribute to task 5.1 with the facilitation of farmers’ participation and interactions in experimentation/dissemination activities. Moreover, ÖMKi’s role in task 5.2 is to evaluate selected agronomic innovations within its farmers’ network. In task 5.3, ÖMKi contributes to the economic and life cycle assessment of selected innovations as data provider. In work package 6, ÖMKi is engaged especially in task 6.1, but also contributes to the further targeted dissemination and communication activities.

Key persons involved

  • Dr. Dóra Drexler, Co-leader work package 5
  • Krisztina Botos
  • Orsolya Papp