Support the next 40 years of organic research
We have a strong reputation for collaboration between researchers & farmers and lead change by connecting and collaborating internally and externally to deliver and co-innovate practical, sustainable land management and food production solutions.
We are proud of our work over the last 40 years on developing practical, sustainable solutions which protects the environment and provides a sustainable healthy food supply for everyone.
The Organic Research Centre is a charity and we need your help.
Support our research and you’ll help more people transition to naturally healthy and resilient farming systems; boosting food security, helping to encourage wildlife to flourish in our countryside and taking positive action in the climate crisis.
Why support us?
Our research has made a big difference.
We’ve made so much happen over the past forty years …
We identify and drive our own research agenda using seed funding to pump-prime ideas to proof of concept which has led us to undertake pioneering research, for example into population breeding in wheat which has changed the EU law on the sale of organic seeds.
We consistently disseminate past, present, and future research outputs to ensure they are accessible to all via a range of tested tools and helped to provide unrivalled access to robust, applicable information.
We have gained recognition for scientific excellence and collaboration with a broad network of like-minded partners working nationally and internationally.
We’ve established leading organic marketing businesses in the UK, including the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCO), Organic Arable and Organic Seed Producers, giving farmers control over their markets.
We’ve built a reputation for providing sound evidence based on past and present research and made the successful case for support of organic farming, providing DEFRA with guidance and all the financial payment calculations for Countryside Stewardship schemes.
… and with your help we can do even more.
More work to increase wildlife diversity on our farms. More work to support farmers to switch to organic successfully. More work to bring organic techniques into mainstream farming.