The Innovation Centre for Organic Farming(In Danish: Innovationscenter for Økologisk Landbrug, ICOEL) is a center for development of organic farming in Denmark. The Centre was established in 2021 as an independent non-profit company by Organic Denmark and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council. The Innovation Centre is established as an independent organisation free of special interests and collaborates widely with knowledge institutions in Denmark and abroad.
The purpose of the Innovation Centre is to promote research, trials and development within organic production based on the four global organic principles and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Innovation Centre will also collect and disseminate knowledge about farming in order to promote development for the benefit of the agricultural sector on a technically, economically and environmentally optimised basis, in accordance with good research practice and independently of other interests.
The Innovation Centre for Organic Farming will contribute to maintaining Denmark’s world-leading position in organic farming, among other things by spearheading climate solutions for agriculture, to ensure that organic agricultural production can reduce its climate footprint and become climate-neutral by 2050.
The Innovation Centre (ICOEL) collaborates with SEGES in many projects and with 28 local advisory centres throughout Denmark organized in the overall partnership Danish Agricultural Advisory Service which employs 3.500 professionals.
ICOEL is highly specialized 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 hompage,and social. The homepage ICOEL.DK and Landbrugsinfo.dk are the primary websites as well as social media.