Category: News and events

The EU’s organic area grew by 5% in 2022 – more than 10 percent of farmland was organic

The latest data on organic agriculture in Europe has been published in the yearbook ‘The World of Organic Agriculture.’

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Homoeopathy at Wellie Level courses

Homoeopathy at Wellie Level (HAWL) have announced new course dates for 2023, one in-person course and one online course.

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Agricultural Transition Plan update: Defra announcement on agroforestry

Defra announces payments for agroforestry. Colin Tosh and Will Simonson unpick the detail.

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Oxford Real Farming Conference – Boot camp for agroecologists

ORC’s Head of Research Julia Cooper blogs on the recent Oxford Real Farming Conference.

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Could you be the next AHDB Cereals Monitor Farm?

AHDB are in the process of recruiting a number of new Monitor Farmers across England, Wales & Northern Ireland and are keen to have a better organic representation within the network.

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Farmers’ and growers’ priorities for agricultural research and innovation

Join the Agroecology Research Collaboration for this online workshop to ensure the priorities of agroecological farmers and growers are taken seriously by the research community.

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Facilitating on farm trials. A FarmPEP workshop exploring their potential

Join the Soil Association and ADAS for a webinar to explore the pros and cons of facilitating farm trials; effective strategies to make it happen; and practical case studies to explore useful tools. This workshop will be very practical so if there are specific topics / tools / ideas you’d like to explore please let them know.

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Facilitating on farm trials. A FarmPEP workshop exploring their potential

Join the Soil Association and ADAS for a webinar to explore the pros and cons of facilitating farm trials; effective strategies to make it happen; and practical case studies to explore useful tools. This workshop will be very practical so if there are specific topics / tools / ideas you’d like to explore please let them know.

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What is polyculture’s contribution to biodiversity?

Grower survey investigates if small-scale diverse horticultural systems (polycultures) can contribute to biodiversity and nature conservation in the wider landscape.

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Cow-reared calf husbandry in dairy farming

Lindsay Whistance reviews this FiBL technical guide which describes the natural relationship between the cow and her calf and draws conclusions for the species-appropriate rearing of calves.

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