Briefings

WHY ORGANIC

CONTRIBUTING PRODUCTIVELY TO FUTURE FARMING AND FOOD POLICY

Preparing the Evidence Base for Post-Brexit agriculture in Scotland – Case studies on alternative payments

Using case studies, this study makes a comparison of current agricultural support with alternative proposals for rewarding farmers for the delivery of environmental public goods.

Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity

Review of the research and evidence gathered at Wakelyns where the late Prof. Martin Wolfe put his theories into practice

Transition to agroecological approaches - The Lakes Free Range Egg Co Ltd, Cumbria, Lake District

David Brass took over the beef and sheep farm from his father in 1989. A year later,
his wife Helen introduced layers. In a move to further refine the farming operation, they
planted woodland and hedges, and the farm started to produce woodland eggs. An
organic enterprise was added more recently to meet the growing demand for organic
eggs.