3 January 2019
Oxford Real Farming Conference

to 4th January 2019



28 October 2018
Our Common Ground

New progress report from the Food, Farming & Countryside Commission

26 October 2018
European Commission extends experiment on marketing populations

Marketing of cereal populations extended until 2021



2 November 2018
Future for UK organic farming debated at Congress in Rugby

'Going for Growth' is the theme of this year’s UK Organic Congress held in Rugby on 15-16 November

Ms. Katie Bliss

Job title

Knowledge Exchange Officer

Contact details

Email prefix: katie.b (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44 (0)1488 658298 - extn. 553
Mobile: +44 (0)7398 970206
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0HR

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Agroecology, Wageningen University /NMBU Norway, 2016
  • BA Geography, Environment and Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2005

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Facilitating knowledge exchange and access to practical information resources in relation to sustainable agriculture and organic arable production.
  • Leading development of Agricology – the information hub for farmers (organic and conventional) and related professions interested in working towards more sustainable practices in agriculture.
  • Supporting a network of organic farmer innovation groups across Europe as part of OK-Net Arable, a Horizon2020 thematic network.

Research interests

  • Participatory research, knowledge exchange and farmer led innovation
  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Polycultures, intercropping and agroforestry
  • Low input cropping systems and integrated farming
  • Alternative cereal crops
  • Soil biology
  • integrated Pest Management
  • External activities

    Co-manager of family farm in East Anglia. Working towards a more agroecological approach in collaboration with neighbouring farmers to diversify the rotation, including livestock and grass leys.