Tag: biodiversity

New updated version – Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity

Marking 30 years of agroforestry at Wakelyns, this
revised edition of Resilience Through Diversity celebrates the work of Martin and Ann,
fellow researchers from the Organic Research Centre and the wider research and Wakelyns
community; as evolved and expanded by their son David Wolfe and his wife Amanda from 2020.

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The North would benefit most from new hedgerows, ORC research for CPRE reveals

ORC research for CPRE reveals which parts of England would benefit most from the creation of new hedgerows

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Agroforestry for food, net zero and biodiversity

The 2024 Farm Woodland Forum Meeting will bring together researchers and practitioners across the UK who are advancing the practice of agroforestry for food production, reducing farm-level net greenhouse gas emissions, and enhancing biodiversity.

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What is polyculture’s contribution to biodiversity?

Grower survey investigates if small-scale diverse horticultural systems (polycultures) can contribute to biodiversity and nature conservation in the wider landscape.

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Iain Tolhurst awarded MBE for Services to Agriculture

Many congratulations to long-standing organic grower Iain Tolhurst who has been recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours list with the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to agriculture.

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EU Organic Movement calls for a systemic approach to carbon farming

IFOAM Organics Europe position paper on carbon farming. Finding synergies between climate action and biodiversity protection

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Agroforestry Policy Brief

How can agroforestry contribute towards biodiversity conservation? The Policy Brief, written by Colin Tosh, is based on evidence presented in, and feedback to the online workshop held 20/10/2021. The key findings were: Agroforestry increases farmland…
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How can agroforestry contribute towards biodiversity conservation?

How can agroforestry contribute to the achievement of future targets and what policy environment can support it? We explored this question in a recent webinar (October 20th) with a panel representing the latest research, on-farm…
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How can agroforestry contribute towards biodiversity conservation?

In October this year, national representatives will gather for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). During which they will work to review progress in the…
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New report highlights benefits of organic farming for biodiversity

A new report by IFOAM Organics Europe highlights the contribution of organic farming to protecting Europe’s biodiversity. The report recommends Member States to fully use Eco-schemes and agro-environmental measures in their CAP Strategic Plans to…
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