Contract Period : 01/04/2015 - 31/03/2021
Project Webpage : http://www.agricology.co.uk
Main Funder : Daylesford Foundation
ORC Staff Contact : Susanne Padel
Practical information about sustainable British agriculture
Agricology is a new online resource that translates scientific research in to practical advice to help farmers become more profitable and more sustainable, while protecting the environment.
Agricology aims to provide farmers with the best practical information on ecological techniques, via a website www.agricology.co. uk, on social media, and through on-farm events.
Agricology is guided by a steering group of leading figures from the worlds of agriculture and horticulture. Together, they represent a diverse range of farming principles including organic, integrated conventional, biodynamic, agroforestry and permaculture.
Topics covered by Agricology’s resources include:
Agricology also features inspirational farmer and grower profiles, which are designed to stimulate farmer–led innovation and help spread the word.
Agricology builds on ORC’s Defra-funded work to establish an ecofarming information hub. The new project will consolidate content and develop visual presentation of the hub, whilst aiming to broaden its appeal to agriculturalstudents and to non-organic farmers wishing to manage land with greater sensitivity to the environment. ORC will have overall responsibility for development of the content and has recruited a Content Manager for this role.
Agricology launched on 27th November to an audience of farmers, scientists and agricultural experts at Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestershire.
Agricology has been created by three partners: