Changing the future of food and farming

Team profile

Ms Anja Vieweger

Job title:

Principal Researcher

Academic qualifications:

  • MSc Biological Diversity (2010, University of Plymouth, England)
  • BSc Horticulture (2000, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)

Role and responsibilities:

I lead ORC’s Farm System Health project series (funded by Ekhaga Foundation Sweden) and WP6 in EU H2020 project DiverIMPACTS “Strategies, methods and tools to sustain crop diversification all along the value chain.” (H2020-RUR-2016-2 (727482))

Currently involved in the following projects:

Completed projects:

Research interests:

1) Health concepts in organic agriculture; Practical implementation of the IFOAM organic principles; Description and measurement of health in agricultural and food systems; Links between soil, plant, animal and human health; Healthy and sustainable food systems and value chains.

2) Impact of research outcomes on farming practice and society, Participatory research and stakeholder engagement; Farmer-to-farmer learning; Practical co-innovation/co-learning processes for farmer and growers.

Publications:

  • Bliss, Katie; Bickler, Charlotte; Villa, Abel; Tippin, Laura; Vieweger, Anja; Meldrum, Josiah; Padel, Susanne; Pearce, Bruce; Lea, Mark (2019). Getting out of the commodity trap: Enabling diversity through alternative food networks. In First European Conference on Crop Diversification. September 18-21, 2019 Budapest. Book of abstracts. 310-311.
  • Vieweger, Anja; Döring, Thomas; Bloch, Ralf; Bachinger, Johannes; Klimek, Milena; Paxton, Rebecca; Woodward, Lawrence (2017). The IFOAM principle of health – how do organic farmers apply it in practice? Scientific Conference “Innovative Research for Organic Agriculture 3.0” 19th Organic World Congress, New Delhi, India, November 9-11, 2017
  • Paxton, Rebecca; Klimek, Milena; Vieweger, Anja; Döring, Thomas; Bloch, Ralf; Bachinger, Johann; Woodward, Lawrence (2017). The Role of Intuition in Managing Organic Farm System Health. Scientific Conference “Innovative Research for Organic Agriculture 3.0” 19th Organic World Congress, New Delhi, India, November 9-11, 2017
  • Vieweger, Anja; Bloch, Ralf; Klimek, Milena; Bachinger, Johann; Döring, Thomas (2016). Was macht einen gesunden Landwirtschaftsbetrieb aus? – Zum Prinzip Gesundheit in der ökologischen Landwirtschaft. Lebendige Erde, 03/2016, p30-32
  • Pautasso, Marco; Vieweger, Anja; Barbosa, A. Marcia (2016). Can the adoption of Organic Farming be predicted by Biogeographic Factors? A French Case Study. Organic Farming, 2:1, p23-27, DOI: 10.12924/of2016.02010023
  • Lampkin, Nicholas; Pearce, Bruce; Leake, Alistair; Creissen, Henry; Gerrard, Catherine; Girling, Robbie; Lloyd, S, Padel, Susanne; Smith, Jo; Smith, Laurence; Vieweger, Anja; Wolfe, Martin (2015). The role of agroecology in sustainable intensification. Report for the Land Use Policy Group. Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm and Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
  • Vieweger, Anja and Döring, Thomas (2015). Assessing health in agriculture – towards a common research framework for soils, plants, animals, humans and ecosystems. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 95:3, p438-446, DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.6708
  • Döring, Thomas; Vieweger, Anja; Pautasso, Marco; Vaarst, Mette; Finckh, Maria and Wolfe, Martin (2015). Resilience as a universal criterion of health. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 95:3, p455-465, DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.6539
  • Ekert, Stefan; Döring, Thomas; Häring, A. M.; Lampkin, Nicolas; Murphy-Bokern, Donal; Otto, Kristin; Padel, Susanne and Vieweger, Anja (2013). Evaluation des Bereichs Forschung und Entwicklung im Bundesprogramm Ökologischer Landbau. Paper at 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, 5. – 8. März 2013.
  • Ekert, Stefan; Döring, Thomas; Häring, Anna Maria; Lampkin, Nic; Murphy-Bokern, Donal; Otto, Kristin; Padel, Susanne; Vieweger, Anja (2012). Evaluation des Bereichs Forschung und Entwicklung im Bundesprogramm Ökologischer Landbau. [Evaluation of the German Federal Research Programme on Organic Agriculture.] Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, D-Bonn, Geschäftsstelle Bundesprogramm Ökologischer Landbau und andere Formen nachhaltiger Landwirtschaft.

Contact:

+44 (0)1488 646242