9 June 2016
Livestock in low-input systems conference

SOPA and OF&G event in Cumbria

28 June 2016
Agricology Open Day at Daylesford

a farm tour and gathering of partners and experts



20 May 2016
Organic farmers urge Commission to ban patents on seeds

Dutch Ministry of Agriculture hosts symposium on plant breeders' rights

13 May 2016
Winner of the Soil farmer of the Year announced

Clive Bailye wins, organic grower Iain Tolhurst awarded second prize



13 April 2016
Organic farm incomes up in 2015

Organic farm profits increasing with organic dairy farming outperforming conventional

Events

10th Organic Producers' Conference

27 January 2016

to 28 January 2016

Common ground: agroecology, food sovereignty and organic farming in practice

The 10th Organic Producers' Conference will be held at the Novotel Bristol City Centre, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY. This year we are holding our conference in tandem with the SOLID organic dairy conference at the same venue on 26 January to maximise the opportunities for participants to attend both events, with a total of 3 days of exciting presentations, debates and exhibitions.

ORCís annual Organic Producersí 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.

This year we will focus on what we have in common as organic, biodynamic, permaculture, agroecology and food sovereignty movements and how we can communicate our shared values to deliver better food, farming and health.

As usual we have a range of practical technical sessions, on the themes of; new entrants/converters, arable, horticulture, grassland, and food policy/sovereignty.

Programme

Download the 4-page conference programme (140kb PDF file) or the full conference programme with abstracts (1.97mb pdf file)

For more information about the conference programme contact Phil Sumption.

Read biographies of speakers and chairs

Booking

Booking is now closed.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included but can be booked direct with Novotel Bristol City Centre. Many other options including budget accommodation are available in the vicinity of the conference venue in the city centre. See Map showing venue and hotels

Download flyer for the 2 events here

Would you be interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the event?

ORCís annual Organic Producersí Conference is a well-established event with 200+ attendees, providing a unique mix of producer, researcher and adviser input to enable sharing and discussion of the latest innovations with respect to organic/agroecological approaches to sustainable food production. If you are interested in sponsoring the event please see the different levels of sponsorship here. However, we are now out of trade stand space (though exceptions might be made for generous conference sponsors!)

Proceedings of this conference will be uploaded here, soon after the conference.



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