18 May 2020
5th European Agroforestry Conference

Nuoro, Sardinia. Call for abstracts

21 September 2020
Organic World Congress 2020

20th Organic World Congress in France, September 2020



17 January 2020
Life within Planetary Boundaries, part 2 Agroforestry

New film featuring Martin Wolfe and Wakelyns Agroforestry

9 January 2020
A new era – and another 40 Years – begin for ORC

Message from Mike Turnbull, Chair of Council of Management



7 January 2020
Organic Research Centre appoints Lucy MacLennan as new CEO

The Organic Research Centre (ORC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nuffield Scholar Lucy MacLennan as its new CEO

11th Organic Producers' Conference
Rising to the challenge: Practical organic farming solutions for an uncertain future

The 11th Organic Producers' Conference was held on Wednesday 1st February and Thursday 2nd February 2017 at Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET

ORC’s annual Organic Producers’ Conference is the event where organic and other producers interested in ecological approaches to sustainable food production come together with researchers and advisers to share ideas on making agriculture perform better, for their businesses and society.

Organic Producers' Conference 2017

Session Proceedings

Download full conference programme with abstracts and biographies here

Opening plenary: Organic farming’s role in future food and farming policy

The Brexit decision opens up huge questions about food, farming and environmental policies in the UK. Can new UK policies respond better to addressing the big issues, including public health, climate change, soil and biodiversity conservation? What can organic food and farming, and the organic movement, contribute to this process? What issues should we be thinking about in developing future policy priorities, during this conference and beyond?

Closing plenary: Envisioning the way forward

What could the future of organic food and farming in the UK look like and how do we get there? What are the priorities for action in the next 12-24 months? The closing plenary will feature feedback from the different strands (presented by the rapporteurs from the pre-lunch workshops).

  • Summary of the closing plenary from workshop strands
  • Nic Lampkin (ORC): Envisioning a future for organic food and farming in the UK
  • Selected comments and conclusions
  • Conference proceedings