International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS)
ICROFS initiates, coordinates, and participates in national and international research activities within organic farming and food systems. Its vision is, that the principles of organic farming on the basis of research and good management become a global reference for sustainability in food systems.
ICROFS is continuously active in disseminating organic research results and knowledge on the importance of organic food systems to the environment, nature and biodiversity, animal welfare, health, food safety and quality, economy, structural and market development as well as social significance. ICORFS does this by publishing information material about the latest research results, ease the access to present and relevant publications and by disseminating it to a wide range of stakeholders.
ICROFS promotes an understanding of the characteristics of organic food systems and contributes to a knowledge-based development of organic food systems, nationally and internationally.
ICROFS was founded in 2008 by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. The centre is an expansion of the former Danish Agricultural Research Centre for Organic Farming (DARCOF). ICROFS is led by an international board of representatives from Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, IFOAM (international NGO for organics) and by Danish universities and organisations.