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Future Farming Resilience Webinar Series

The Future Farming Resilience Programme, developed in partnership with the Landworkers' Alliance and the Pasture Fed Livestock Association, has launched with a programme of 20 webinars, designed to help farmers to identify what changes and…
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Defra-funded workshops to structure ELM policy for agroforestry – come and have your say

The Agroforestry ELM Test is the principal project helping to structure post-Brexit Environmental Land Management (ELM) policy for agroforestry, and is led by the Organic Research Centre, with partners from the Woodland Trust, Soil Association,…
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Boosting hedgerows by 40% would create 25,000 jobs, new ORC research for CPRE reveals

In this research, commissioned by CPRE, the countryside charity, and undertaken independently by the Organic Research Centre, we provide an evidence-based analysis of the environmental and economic benefits of hedgerows. The research investigates what 40%…
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Free farm resilience support and advice

We’re pleased to be part of a successful collaborative bid to Defra's Future Farming Resilience Fund led by the Landworkers Alliance and partnering with the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA). This fund aims to support farmers…
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How can agroforestry contribute towards biodiversity conservation?

In October this year, national representatives will gather for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). During which they will work to review progress in the…
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Organic Matters

Horticultural Conference hosted by the Organic Growers Alliance The OGA has announced their second Organic Matters conference. The conference will be a day long event for experienced horticulturalists and new entrants based at Stretford Public…
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OF&G's National Organic Combinable Crops 2021

Ambrogio Costanzo presenting at NOCC21. Photo: OF&G Now in its fourteenth year OF&G’s #NOCC21 was an amended version due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions still in place at the time. A full report…
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Growing the staples

Join the OGA in this webinar exploring field-scale production. How can we grow the basic crops efficiently yet regeneratively? About this event While many new entrants are being drawn into growing vegetables on a small,…
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New paper on farm network field-scale, cultivar evaluation of organic wheat

A new open access paper on our work on organic wheat variety trialling, arising out of the LIVESEED project, has been published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development. Cultivar choice and post-emergence weed management strategies are…
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Historic reform to food system needed to protect the NHS, improve the health of the nation and save our environment

The National Food Strategy has called on the Government to commit to a historic package of reforms in order to build a better food system for a healthier nation. In a landmark report, food entrepreneur…
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