7 February 2019
Agroforestry Implementation: Dartington Estate

UK Agroforestry Network Group Meeting

3 July 2019
2019 OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops

To be held in Yorkshire



18 January 2019
Organic milk: soil carbon changes, ecotoxicity and biodiversity

New paper on life cycle assessments of organic and conventional milk

18 January 2019
New GM field trials

Defra consultation is open



22 November 2018
Big opportunity for UK Organic

Development of new UK agricutural policy will be critical

UK Organic Congress 2018

Going for Growth Transforming organic food and farming in the UK

The UK Organic Congress 2018, held 15-16 November at Dunchurch Park Hotel, was a unique event organised jointly by leading organic organisations, including the Organic Research Centre, Landworkers' Alliance, Organic Arable, Organic Farmers & Growers, Organic Growers Alliance, Organic Trade Board, Soil Association and Whole Health Agriculture.

The UK organic food market is growing fast, at 6-7% annually, as part of a global movement for change in what we eat and how its produced. But we trail our European neighbours, many achieving over 20% growth and food industry responsive to consumer demand, delivering environmental as well as economic gains.

Reaffirming the potential of organic food and farming in the UK needs fresh approaches to ensure core organic principles and the expectations of citizens can be delivered. Enhancing the environmental and other public benefits of organic production while ensuring fair incomes for farmers and affordable prices for consumers is critical. As we contemplate leaving the EU, what transformations should we be seeking to make the UK an organic world leader again?

UK Organic Congress 2018

The organic approach cares about things that affect us all health, welfare, the environment, fairness, quality and sustainability. Communicating this needs a focus on real benefits, while building bridges with others. The Congress featured a new, positive vision for the contribution that organic can make to UK food and farming, including an aspiration to be up there with the best in terms of production and market shares.

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