The Finnish Organic Research Institute (FORI) is a multidisciplinary research and expert network that operates under the auspices of the University of Helsinki and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).
The institute conducts research to produce information about organics for the business sector, consumers and society. FORI promotes organic food production and consumption throughout the Finnish food chain through research, education and development projects.
Main fields of research in FORI are (research projects mainly in Finnish)
- Organic primary production, research projects on the field
- Organic production and the environment, research projects on the field
- Organic foods and nutrition, research projects on the field
- Organics in society and on the market, research projects on the field
Coordinating the Research Programme for Organic Food and Farming in Finland 2014–2018
The Research Programme for Organic Food and Farming in Finland 2014–2018 lays down guidelines for research cooperation between organic researchers and funding providers. It has been written in collaboration with the organic food and farming sectors and its needs. Finnish Organic Research Institute coordinates the research, monitors the progress of the Research Programme and reports on such progress annually.