15 September 2017
Trees and livestock

A practical one-day workshop integrating trees, woodland and livest

19 September 2017
Agroforestry for growers

A practical one-day workshop on integrating trees and vegetable production



27 July 2017
Let’s Cultivate Diversity

Gathering of farmers, millers and researchers in Belgium on diverse cereals

27 July 2017
Agroforestry comes of age

Momentum builds towards agroforestry



5 July 2017
Demonstrating crop resilience through agro-biodiversity

ORC brings its expertise to NOCC17

Ms. Anna Sellars

Job title

Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: anna.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 537
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.