12 September 2018
Weed control and green manures

Buckwheat for couch control field lab

15 November 2018
UK Organic Congress 2018

Going for Growth – Transforming organic food and farming in the UK



17 August 2018
Global assessment of agricultural system redesign

Agricultural sustainability is delivering increases in productivity and improving the environment, and has spread to 163 million farms worldwide

7 August 2018
Dean Organic Fund interest free loans

Second round of applications now open



18 June 2018
Government support needed for agroforestry

Parliamentary wake up call for putting trees at the heart of agriculture

Mrs. Olivia Nelson

Job title

Policy Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: olivia.n (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 521

Academic qualifications

BA Honours in Human Sciences: 2nd Class degree
Queens College, Oxford University

Diploma in Environmental Management (Protected Area Management/Countryside Management) (Merit)
University of London, Birkbeck College

Qualified APM Project Management

Main roles and responsibilities

  1. Supporting the drafting of consultation responses, in particular the response to the Health and Harmony consultation due by 8th May 2018
  2. Supporting the drafting of the English Organic Action Plan detailed and summary documents, expected to be finalised early July
  3. Co-ordinating the input from the six EOAP working groups into 2. as needed
  4. Updating the ORC website to reflect current policy debates
  5. Supporting the communication of our policy work through various channels, including social media, print and broadcast media, and publications

External activities

My hobbies include walking my dog, cooking, gardening, history, reading and spending time with my children in the outdoors and historic places. I also volunteer with my daughter’s Brownies unit and help out at my churches Sunday School, as well as Lighthouse, a summer camp run by the local area’s churches . I am a member of the RHS, a life member of CAT and the Cloud Appreciation Society.