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Soil Analysis and Management for Organic Dairy Systems

Online meeting to discuss the results of the EIP-Agri soils project Organic farming is fundamentally based on management of soil life and ecology to optimise forage and crop productivity. This dependence on soil life distinguishes…
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ORC welcomes Colin, Pip and Rowan

We are very pleased to welcome three new members to our team Colin Tosh joins us as Senior Agroforestry Researcher from the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution at Newcastle University where he was a lecturer…
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Growing Beyond Monoculture

Final episode in the DIVERSify web series goes live https://vimeo.com/491073274 As part of the EU Horizon 2020 research project DIVERSify, researchers have been working on investigating the viability of species mixture cropping as an alternative…
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This Good Earth released

Eco-film-maker calls for prosecution of corporate polluters for crimes against humanity. Corporate chiefs whose companies knowingly poison the planet in pursuit of profit should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity says the award-winning director of…
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It's Seed Week!

Celebrate Seed Week with us Einkorn population We’re delighted that throughout this week, from 18th to 22nd of January, we celebrate The Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty Programme's fourth Seed Week. Through story, articles, videos and podcasts, Seed Week highlights the…
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GMOs and gene editing in agriculture: the benefits of regulation

How does organic & non-organic food and farming avoid contamination with GMOs? Why is it so relevant for food production that GMOs are regulated? Which disruptions can be expected from gene editing and new genetic engineering in general?  These…
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BIOFACH / VIVANESS eSPECIAL

The eSPECIAL version of the BIOFACH/Vivaness trade fair pairing will carry over key aspects of the familiar in-person event and the accompanying Congress into the digital world. Industry representatives can look forward to three full…
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Breeding and Seed sector innovations for organic food Systems

Online conference of EUCARPIA Organic and low input section jointly with LIVESEED, BRESOV, ECOBREED and FLPP projects. This is the 5th conference of the EUCARPIA Organic and Low Input Section since its establishment in 2007, which…
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Troubleshooting the practical challenges of intercropping

Intercropping offers promising opportunities to improve sustainability, reduce pest and disease burden, and enhance the resilience of agricultural systems to stresses such as climate change and market pressures. There are practical challenges, however, in growing,…
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Veganuary

Our Senior Livestock Researcher Lindsay Whistance wrestles with the arguments for and against Veganuary in this blog On Boxing Day evening, at the slowing down of festive indulgences, I began to speculate about what should…
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