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Organic Scholarship for young researchers

Organic farming research has been conducted only for a short time in Estonia and there are still few studies. Therefore it is important to encourage students to work in organic food and farming field.

Research Centre of Organic Farming awards the authors of the best thesis and scientific articles in organic food and agriculture. Competition takes place every autumn and it is opened to students and young researchers from Estonian University of Life Sciences.

The aim of the scholarship is to encourage research in organic farming. The scholarship was founded in 2009 by Professor Anne Luik, who is one of the leaders of organic sector in Estonia.

The first scholars were announced in autumn 2009.
The award for best organic farming thesis went to Janeli Ojaperv for her thesis “Elaboration of organic ice cream”.

Scholarship in 2010

Best bachelor thesis: “Organic growing of cultivated blueberries”, author Angela Hiiesalu.
Best master thesis: “Comparison of regular and organic milk from the position of cheese production”, author Viljar Veidenberg.


Scholarship in 2011

Best bachelor thesis: “Analysis of organic and conventional food quality studies”, author Karin Zereen.
Best master thesis: “Using honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) for biocontrol of grey mould (Botrytis cinerea Pers.) on strawberries (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)” author Karin Praks.
Best published article: “The structure of Phytophthora infestans populations from organic and conventional crops“, authors Eve Runno-Paurson, Triinu Remmel, Ann Ojarand, Alice Aav ja Marika Mänd.
Scholarship in 2012
Best bachelor thesis: "The influence of organic farming benefiits on agricultural land use in Estonia from 2004 until 2011", author Marika Kuul.
Best master thesis: "The effect of organic fertilizers on productivity and fruit chemical composition of half - highbush blueberry (Vaccinium x atlanticum E.P. Bicknell)", author Angela Koort.
Scholarship in 2013

Best bachelor thesis: “Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in different cultivation practices”, author Martin Kukk.
Best master thesis: "Examination of the quality of organic milk in chain: farm, transport and automatic vending machine”, author Mirjam Pikkmets-Kaas
Best published article: "Could Brassica rapa, Brassica juncea and Sinapis alba facilitate the control of the cabbage seed weevil in oilseed rape crops“, authors Gabriella Kovacs, Riina Kaasik, Luule Metspalu, Ingrid H. Williams, Anne Luik ja Eve Veromann


Organic scholarship is based on private and corporate donations. The donators will be acknowledged on our homepage.

Your donation is very much appreciated:
SA Eesti Maaülikooli Mahekeskus
Account nr 17002007162
Keyword: „scholarship“
IBAN:  EE021700017002007162
Bank details:
Nordea Bank Finland Plc Eesti filiaal
Liivalaia 45, 10145 Tallinn
reg. code:  10221469
Bank code in Estonia: 801 

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