In order to protect water resources, the Syndicat des Eaux et de l'Assainissement Alsace Moselle (SDEA) has mandated the Professional Organization of Organic Agriculture in Alsace (OPABA) to study the feasability of developing organic farming in degraded catchment basins, and strengthen regional organic sectors.
Activities of ECOZEPT:
ECOZEPT supported OPABA to study the feasibility of developing short and long chains for organic arable crops (technical and economic feasibility of an organic cereal storage site) and livestock (milk, meat, eggs), as well as as for "new sectors such as sugar beet, hemp, sorghum and flax. ECOZEPT has together with OPABAconducted field surveys alongside OPABA (interviews with stakeholders), market studies (outlets in butchers, bakeries, organic stores, supermarkets, etc.), benchmarks and sectorial diagnostics in order to highlight strategic actions and projects for the development of organic sectors in the region.