19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020



12 August 2020
New US study on glyphosate and organic diets

Glyphosate levels in children and adults drop dramatically after one week of eating organic

30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

Mr. Phil Sumption

Job title

Research Communications (freelance)

Contact details

Email prefix: phil.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 646251 - extn. 6251
Postal address: Trent Lodge,Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JN

Personal webpage

Academic qualifications

B.Sc (Honours) in Rural Environment Studies - Wye College, University of London

Main roles and responsibilities

Collating and preparing information for publication in the form of briefing notes, factsheets, technical guides, bulletins, webpages, website news items and press releases to a wide range of target audiences, including producers, food businesses, advisers, researchers and policy-makers.

Assisting with policy evaluation and sustainability assessment research.

Assisting in the development of conferences, research workshops and other events and developing new education / training initiatives.

Research interests

Organic horticultural systems, weeds, pests and diseases, seeds, varieties and plant breeding.

External activities

Selected publications

Crawley K, van Krimpen M (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic poultry diets: Concentrates. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 1. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic poultry diets: Roughage and foraging from the range. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 2. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic pig diets: Concentrates. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 3. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015)Fulfilling 100% organic pig diets: Feeding roughage and foraging from the range. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 4. Organic Research Centre.

Davies G, Sumption P, Rosenfeld A (2010) Pest and Disease Management for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders. Crowood Press

Click here to see Phil Sumption's publications on Organic eprints.