Tag: Current Projects

Joining the Dots (Phase 1): Scoping a collaborative distribution network for agroecological food producers

The Joining the Dots project will lay the groundwork to develop a collaborative distribution network to catalyse growth of an agroecological food system in Cornwall.

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Feed the Soil: A research and knowledge exchange hub for novel organic waste management strategies to build healthy soils and healthy crops

The Feed the Soil project will build the knowledge base and develop practical advice for UK land managers on the best way to compost organic wastes and apply it (or its products) to produce a biologically active product to feed the soil.

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REA on Plant and Soil Science Research in Regen Ag in the UK

This Rapid Evidence Assessment will map the actors working within the Regenerative Agriculture community in the UK. The final discussion paper will be presented at a plant and soil science conference in March 2024 that will set the scene for future research activities in regenerative agriculture.

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Aiming high for hedgerows

This project explores how the government’s targets of creating or restoring 30,000 miles of hedgerow by 2037 and 45,000 by 2050 can become a reality, looking at the opportunities and also potential barriers to achieving this goal.

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Agroforestry ELMS Test on advice and guidance

Building on the recently completed Agroforestry Test 106, this project led by the Woodland Trust will develop different advice and guidance offers to farmers embarking on agroforestry and test their effectiveness in supporting successful design of agroforestry systems

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Importance of Hedgerows as Wildlife Corridors

This project aims to prove that connecting patches of woodlands together by hedgerows has a beneficial effect on the woodland ecology by providing a migratory bridge for species from one area to another.

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Organic Hop Variety Trials

The Organic Hop Varieties Field Lab is a participatory approach to variety testing and evaluation including the whole supply chain. The aim is to secure and improve availability and choice of UK grown organic hops to tackle the rapid decline in UK hop production since the 1960’s.

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Marketing of Organics

The Marketing of Organics Project is a three-year ORC research programme, looking to identify clearer routes to growth in organic food supply chains and a better understanding of consumer perceptions of organic produce.

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LIVESEEDING

LIVESEEDING aims to foster the growth of the organic sector and transition towards more sustainable local food systems by delivering high quality organic seed of diverse cultivars adjusted to organic farming for a wide range of crops.

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OPER8

H2021 European project OPER8 will share guidance and advice on effective alternative methods of weed control to herbicides, such as biological. cultural and mechanical techniques which are proven to be effective on farm against key weeds.

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