27 July 2017
Letís 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

Dr. Kevin Waldie

Job title

Agroforestry Research Communicator

Contact details

Email prefix: kevin.w (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44 (0)1488 658298 - extn. 567
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0HR

Academic qualifications

BA Social Anthropology, University of Kent
MA (econ) Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
PhD Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
MA, Documentary Practice, University of Brunel

Main roles and responsibilities

To work within the agroforestry programme to collate and prepare information for publication to inform a wide range of target audiences, including producers, food businesses, advisers, researchers and policy-makers.

To manage agroforestry social media accounts, and help organise events through which research findings can be disseminated to key stakeholders.

Assist with data collection and research within the agroforestry projects.

Research interests

  • Social factors affecting the adoption of organic agricultural practices, and consumption of organic products
  • Potential to mainstream organic farming practices in Africa and Asia to promote resilience and sustainability.
  • Organic urban agriculture
  • Engagement of youth in organic farming

External activities

Selected publications

Graves AR, Matthews RB, Waldie K (2003) Low external input technologies for livelihood improvement in subsistence agriculture. Advances in Agronomy 82: 474-555.

Waldie K (2004) Youth and Rural Livelihoods LEISA: Magazine on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture, 20:2: 6-8, June