3 January 2019
Oxford Real Farming Conference

to 4th January 2019

9 January 2019
Growing trees in grazing systems

Promise and practice of silvopasture



6 December 2018
Improving organic crop production

Major new book includes chapter by Susanne Padel

27 November 2018
LIVESEED farmer survey

Farmers experiences and opinions on organic seed needed



22 November 2018
Big opportunity for UK Organic

Development of new UK agricutural policy will be critical

Ms. Anna Sellars

Job title

Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: anna.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 646255 - extn. 6255
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HR

Personal webpage

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Thesis: Evaluating permaculture as an approach for sustainable rural livelihoods and rural development.
  • BA Geography, Queen Mary University of London

Main roles and responsibilities

Research into farm and food business development, markets and supply chains of diversified cropping systems, and UK organic market trends. Includes work on the following projects:

  • CERERE compiling case studies and identifying best practices for localised cereal supply chains in Europe;
  • DIVERSIFOOD embedding diversity in organic and low-input food systems; summarising findings through case studies, data analysis and policy recommendations;
  • DiverIMPACTS research into diversification through crop rotation, intercropping and multiple cropping; production of case studies, and strategies for sustainable implementation along value chains.
  • Development of UK organic markets and farm business
  • Impacts of product diversity on markets and food security
  • Local and decentralised value chains
  • Economic and environmental sustainability

External activities

Previously volunteered with WWOOF UK and WWOOF Ireland, working on arable, poultry and sheep farms in the Shetland Islands and West Cork.