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Winner of ORC's Young Organic Farmer/ Grower of the Year Award announced

Ashley Wheeler and Kate Norman of Trill Farm Garden, Musbury, Devon, were announced as winners of ORC's first YOFY award at a special 40th anniversary event at FarmEd on 30th September 2021. YOFY winners Kate…
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NEW REPORT: The Promise of Agroforestry (LWA)

The Landworkers' Alliance have released a new report which takes a close look at eight different agroforestry projects in the UK, highlighting the benefits of these agroforestry systems as well as teasing out some the lessons…
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Defra unveils 'plans to unlock power of gene editing'

New plans to 'unlock the power of gene editing to help our farmers grow more resistant, more nutritious and more productive crops' have been published today as part of the UK Government response to the…
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Future Farming Resilience Webinar Series

The Future Farming Resilience Programme, developed in partnership with the Landworkers' Alliance and the Pasture Fed Livestock Association, has launched with a programme of 20 webinars, designed to help farmers to identify what changes and…
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Defra-funded workshops to structure ELM policy for agroforestry – come and have your say

The Agroforestry ELM Test is the principal project helping to structure post-Brexit Environmental Land Management (ELM) policy for agroforestry, and is led by the Organic Research Centre, with partners from the Woodland Trust, Soil Association,…
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Boosting hedgerows by 40% would create 25,000 jobs, new ORC research for CPRE reveals

In this research, commissioned by CPRE, the countryside charity, and undertaken independently by the Organic Research Centre, we provide an evidence-based analysis of the environmental and economic benefits of hedgerows. The research investigates what 40%…
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Free farm resilience support and advice

We’re pleased to be part of a successful collaborative bid to Defra's Future Farming Resilience Fund led by the Landworkers Alliance and partnering with the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA). This fund aims to support farmers…
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How can agroforestry contribute towards biodiversity conservation?

In October this year, national representatives will gather for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). During which they will work to review progress in the…
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Organic Matters

Horticultural Conference hosted by the Organic Growers Alliance The OGA has announced their second Organic Matters conference. The conference will be a day long event for experienced horticulturalists and new entrants based at Stretford Public…
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OF&G's National Organic Combinable Crops 2021

Ambrogio Costanzo presenting at NOCC21. Photo: OF&G Now in its fourteenth year OF&G’s #NOCC21 was an amended version due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions still in place at the time. A full report…
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