Farmland practices are driving bird population decline across Europe
A new collaborative study published in the Journal PNAS finds that agricultural intensification, in particular pesticides and fertiliser use, is the main pressure for most bird population declines, especially for invertebrate feeders.
Organic farming student seeks work experience
Italian organic/biodynamic farming student seeks work experience on UK farm.
New Northumberland Farmer Network
The Farmer Network have recently been awarded funding from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund to develop a new Northumberland Farmer Network over the next 5 years. They are now advertising for the role of Project Manager/Coordinator
Chair of ORC
A huge thank you to Tim Bennett who steps down as Chair of ORC’s Council of Management. He will be succeeded by Donald Peck.
The Importance of Hedgerows Appeal Launch
From 20-27 April ORC is taking part in the Green Match Fund Campaign 2023, organised by the Big Give – the UK’s biggest online match funding platform, to raise funds to further this work. During the campaign week any money raised up to £10,000 will be doubled.
Save the Date – Green Match Fund Campaign 20-27 April 2023
We are delighted to have been chosen again this year as one of the benefitting charities of the Green Match Fund Campaign.
Supply Chain Perspectives on Breeding for Legume–Cereal Intercrops
The widespread adoption of intercroping will only succeed through the collaboration of all supply chain actors, breeding approaches that take into account the complexity of the supply chains, and implementation of diversification strategies in every process from field to fork.
Overcoming barriers to crop diversification uptake in Europe: A mini review
Review shows that addressing barriers to crop diversification by farmers requires a simultaneous and coordinated approach.
Organic arable crop yield survey
Please help us improve the reliability of the Organic Farm Management Handbook data by supplying your arable crop results from last harvest.
Research Webinar: Diversifying our approach to cereal breeding with plant populations
Watch this ORC webinar for an overview of current research on plant populations, what this approach can offer, what we still need to understand and how we might get policy-makers to support wider use of such genetically diverse cereals.