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Agri-Food Transition Summit at COP26

Our Chief Executive Lucy MacLennan will be speaking at the Agri-Food Transition Summit at COP26, in the Climate Action Innovation Zone. Lucy's talk is is focused on Sustainable Development Goal 2 – ending hunger, achieving…
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2nd Climate-smart and resilient farming webinar: let's talk about Resilience in Agricultural Landscapes!

On 10th of November 2021 the three research projects funded under the EU Horizon 2020 call on climate-smart and resilient farming (LC-SFS-19-2018-2019): MIXED, STARGATE, and AGROMIX will meet again to discuss about Resilience in Agricultural…
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Northern Real Farming Conference

Conference: 17-24 November, online or local events Gathering: 2-3 December in-person in Lancaster Highlights with ORC involvement include: Nov 17 2021: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm GMT Webinar Organic no-till with living mulches – the…
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Herbicides: A threat to bee and pollinator survival

Many assumed that with the banning of neonicotinoids in the EU and UK, bees and pollinators would now be safe from harms caused by pesticides. However, this view ignores the impacts that ongoing, widespread use…
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PhD opportunity. Tree species choice in agroforestry systems: do mycorrhizal associations affect soil microbiomes and crop yields?

This project, at the Department of Biology, University of York, is part of the NERC ACCE Doctoral Training Partnership. About the Project Agroforestry systems have the potential to play an important part in maintaining ecosystem…
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Film: What farmers have learnt from the living mulch field lab

Living mulches offer a way to build fertility without tillage or synthetic inputs, while sequestering more carbon and cutting costs. But can they be achieved without a significant yield penalty? Six farmers have been working with…
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Defra Future Farming Innovation Programme: applications open

Defra and UKRI have released further details on their programme of long-term funding to support agricultural innovation.   Bioeconomy and agroforestry is one of the themes In partnership with UKRI, Defra is encouraging farmers, growers, foresters and businesses to get involved in…
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Cultivating a healthy work culture on your farm

Join the Landworkers' Alliance for a webinar and workshop looking at how to cultivate a healthy work culture on your farm. CULTURE ON YOUR FARM'. The LWA are delighted to be hosting Agricola Farm Co-operative…
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Mark Measures' dedication to organic farming celebrated at 40th anniversary event

Mark Measures, who had been at the ORC since joining Elm Farm Research Centre as the Farm Manager in 1983, was commended on his dedication and support for organic farming, advice and research at ORC's…
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40 years of industry-leading organic research celebrated

Originally established as the Elm Farm Research Centre in 1981, over the last forty years the organisation has delivered pioneering research that has helped transform the organic sector in the UK and beyond. During this…
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