Changing the future of food and farming

Tag: Food Systems

Dartmoor ELMs Test and Trial

ORC is supporting Dartmoor National Park Authority Officers and the Voluntary Advisory Team in the development of a scorecard as part of their Dartmoor Environmental Land Management (ELMs) test and trial
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Environmental Land Management Scheme: Test and Trials

the table of projects on the relevant team page.] The project aims to assess the public goods that are being delivered through agricultural practices, across two landscape areas using the Public Goods (PG) tool.

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Farm system health in practice

This project uses participatory approaches to work with the established network of example farms in the UK, Germany and Austria to jointly develop a set of criteria (a) for farm health measurement and (b) for practical knowledge multiplication.

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Greenhouse Gas Platform: Data Synthesis, Modelling and Management project

The Greenhouse Gas Research Platform is a Defra and devolved administration funded research programme that seeks to improve the accuracy and resolution of our greenhouse gas reporting system for UK agriculture

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Developing best practice networks of health in organic agricultural systems

Developing an international network of producers, advisors, scientists and other stakeholders, to jointly elaborate new and interdisciplinary approaches to health measurement and health research in ecological agriculture.

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Further Development of Methodologies for Sustainability Assessment and Monitoring in Organic/Ecological Agriculture

Working with the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) we are pooling our expertise to further develop methods for sustainability assessment and monitoring for organic farms.

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Reviewing and Developing Health Concepts for Ecological Agriculture

The project aims to critically review current health concepts in agriculture, to develop new, comprehensive and consistent health concepts for ecological agriculture.

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PhD programme: An assessment of the environmental and economic impacts of a large-scale conversion to organic farming in the UK

The work proposed will be a policy-focussed series of papers exploring the theme of a large-scale conversion to organic agriculture within the UK and the sector’s relative environmental and economic performance to non-organic/conventional farming.

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Public Goods Tool

The OCIS public goods project produced a tool which is designed to provide a simple, measurable and accessible way to show the ‘Public Goods’ that accrue through organic farming systems and the addition of an OELS agreement.

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Development of methodology for assessing the environmental, economic and social characteristics of (organic and non-organic) farming systems

A range of UK farming systems will be described. A methodology will be developed, to describe their economic, environmental and social characteristics, from a life-cycle approach to capture inputs, products, outputs and impacts of the systems.

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