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International Center for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS)



The International Center for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS, is a “centre without walls”, facilitating the multidisciplinary research in organic food and farming across institutes. It is hosted by the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Aarhus (DJF). Its main purpose is to initiate, coordinate and monitor high quality organic research, and to stimulate international and transnational research. ICROFS has participated in the EU research Framework Programmes, as coordinator or partner. ICROFS is very active in disseminating research results and knowledge on organic food and farming systems, through its public website, newsletters, a platform for corporate work (, web portals and projects websites. ICROFS hosts and administrates Organic Eprints, the open-access archive on organic research (, which will be used in the present project. ICROFS will be especially involved in platform design and integration, content integration and dissemination.


Key people:

Ilse A. Rasmussen

Ilse Rasmussen

Ilse A. Rasmussen is part of the scientific staff at ICROFS. Her main responsibilities are coordination and development of Organic Eprints ( It is her task to strengthen the international collaboration and contact new potential country editors. She participates in international projects on development and use of Organic Eprints and integration of metadata to other open-access-platforms. Her tasks include: Organic Eprints, VOA3R alongside project coordination and management of various ICROFS-coordinated research projects within organic farming. Ilse was formerly employed as a senior scientist at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University, from 1989 to 2010. Her main task was research on weed biology, prevention and control, especially concerning non-chemical weed control and weed management in organic farming. Ilse contributed to developing the education at the Faculty and was responsible for the bachelor course on Organic Farming and participated in developing the masters course on Organic Farming. For several years she was thematic coordinator on plant production in the public advisory service of the faculty. Ilse has a M.Sc. in agronomy.


Camilla Mathiesen


Camilla Mathiesen is the information officer at ICROFS and plan, produce and carry out the dissemination and communication regarding projects, activities and results from the ICROFS coordinated projects. She has experience in communicating about scientific research regarding agriculture and sustainability via her work at ICROFS. Here she is in charge of the various communication channels of ICROFS, such as newsletters, webpages, posters, leaflets etc. She has a journalistic degree from the Danish School of Journalism and holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from Aarhus University.