8 Landbrug & Fodevarer (SEGES) – L&F

Landbrug & Fodevarer F.m.b.A – L&F

Team in O+

Dr Frank Oudshoorn. Frank is leading task 2.4, 2.6., 5.2 and 6.4 on RISE modelling. He is also co-leading WP2 IMPACT. Frank has an MSc in Organic crop production, a PhD in technology assessment and key qualifications: System analysis, sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, technology and resource assessment and optimisation especially energy and minerals (N). Frank has considerable practical experience working directly with farmers e.g. using pilot farms and monitor farms. Advisory and extension for farmers, and government are also his key contributions to the Organic-PLUS team and keeping it closely connected to farming as a practise. www.researchgate.net/profile/Frank_Oudshoorn

Tove Serup Key qualifications. Organic pig production, environmental issues, feeding issues (including the use of additives), breeding. Tove Serup is Denmark’s leading organic pig specialist. www.seges.dk/medarbejdere/lctos

About Landbrug & Fodevarer F.m.b.A. – SEGES

Landbrug & Fodevarer F.m.b.A. – SEGES (L&F) is a private non-profit advisory, test and research association owned by 30,000 Danish farmers. It bridges the gap between farmers and research in close cooperation with local agricultural advisory centres and is the main Danish supplier of professional knowledge for farmers as well as for food businesses, authorities and agricultural colleges. In this two-string system L&F acts as national centre for 28 local advisory centres throughout Denmark organized in the overall partnership Danish Agricultural Advisory Service, which employs 3,500 professionals. Approximately 650 are working at L&F and 3/4 have a university degree within agricultural and biological sciences; economics; business administration; law; ICT and marketing. L&F is an all- round house subdivided into 2 main departments: Innovation and business. The department of innovation comprises the sections environment, arable crops, husbandry, economy, breeding and genetics, organic farming and future farming. It is highly specialised in implementation and dissemination of knowledge and innovation directly to advisors and farmers, but also companies, universities, government and municipality. Major effort is made through the internet; social media and special information databases having more than 1 million yearly visitors of professional adviser and farmers. The most important tasks of L&F are to keep advisers at the local advisory centres up to date with the latest research results and knowledge and identify challenges from the agricultural praxis requiring new and more research at the universities.