23 October 2019
Soil nutrient management

A workshop with Mark Measures

21 November 2019
Agroforestry event in Melton Mowbray

A Win Win for Farm productivity and the Environment



16 October 2019
Land and Soil Management Award 2019/20 call

Apply now! Deadline 31 December 2019

15 October 2019
Integrated Pest Management decision support systems

ADAS lead new online platform for farmers and advisors



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Dr. Stefano Orsini

Job title

Senior Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: stefano.o (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44 (0)1488 646254 - extn. 6254

Academic qualifications

PhD: Orsini, S. (2012) On land management: landholders’ attitudes to land and farming in Valdera, Tuscany; PhD thesis, University of Pisa, Italy.

MSc in Agricultural Science, University of Pisa, Italy.

Main roles and responsibilities

Socio-economic team.

Currently involved in the following projects:

  • iSAGE – Innovation for Sustainable Sheep and Goat Production in Europe.
  • Distribution of the added value of the organic food chain.

Research interests

Rural development; agricultural and environmental policy evaluation; socio-economic analysis of the agricultural sector.

Selected publications

Orsini S, Padel S, Solfanelli F, Costanzo A, Zanoli R (2019) LIVESEED D4.1 Report on the relative importance of different factors encouraging farmers to use/ not use organic seed in organic supply chains

Rose I, Martin-Collado D, Orsini S, Zanoli R, Yañez-Ruiz D, Zaralis K, Arsenos G (2019) Using the Multi-stakeholder Approach to Match Potential Innovations with Challenges Experienced by European Sheep and Goat Farms. Cham: Springer International Publishing. pp 119-130.

Orsini S, Padel S, Lampkin N (2018) Labour Use on Organic Farms: A Review of Research since 2000. Organic Farming, 4 (1)

Rose I, Martin-Collado D, Orsini S, Zanoli R, Yañez-Ruiz D, Zaralis K, Arsenos, G (2017) Using the Multi-stakeholder Approach to Match Potential Innovations with Challenges Experienced by European Sheep and Goat Farms. In Theodoridis A, Ragkos A, Salampasis M (ed.) International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food & Environment. Springer, pp. 119-130.

Lampkin N, Orsini S (2017) Welsh Organic Producer Survey 2016. Organic Research Centre, Newbury.

Sanders J, Gambelli D, Lernoud J, Orsini S, Padel S, Stolze M, Willer H, Zanoli R (2016) Distribution of the added value of the organic food chain. Thünen Institute of Farm Economics. Braunschweig.

Orsini S (2014) Explaining land management decisions to understand local landscape functions and change. Some insights from Tuscany. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 18 (8), 934-949.

Orsini S (2014) Landscape polarisation, hobby farmers, and a valuable hill in Tuscany: understanding landscape dynamics in a peri-urban context. Danish Journal of Geography, 113 (1), 53-64.