ORC 2014/2015 Review of Activities
This review of ORC’s activities covers two years, 2014 and 2015. We are pleased that this period saw improvement in the recognition given to organic/agroecological approaches by practitioners, the food industry, citizens and policy makers. As a reflection of this, ORC, working with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage, on behalf of the Land Use Policy Group of the UK Nature Conservation agen‐ cies, to produce a report on the contribution of agroecology to sus‐ tainable intensification, which was published in spring 2015. Subse‐ quently, Defra has started to reassess the somewhat negative posi‐ tion it had taken to agroforestry in particular.