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29 June 2018
Future regulation for organic farming
Producer meeting in Cirencester
3 July 2018
National Organic Combinable Crops 2018
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18 June 2018
Martin Wolfe receives lifetime achievement award
For services to plant breeding, diversity, the environment and sustainable food production.
11 June 2018
Impacts of conversion to 100% organic management
New research reveals the production impact of a large-scale conversion to organic management in England and Wales
18 June 2018
Government support needed for agroforestry
Parliamentary wake up call for putting trees at the heart of agriculture
Contract period:24 May 2010 to 23 May 2012
Project webpage:/?go=Research and development&page=Eco-agroforestry network
Main funder:Ashden Trust
Contact staff at ORC:Dr. Jo Smith
Project aimsIn the UK, agroforestry as a multifunctional land-use system has not realised its full potential. Limited awareness of agroforestry among farmers, reinforced by a lack of policy and advisory support, has restricted uptake, and empirical research is needed to provide the evidence to support the promotion of agroforestry in the UK. We have established an ‘eco-agroforestry’ network that aims to promote an organic and agro-ecological agroforestry approach into the mainstream through research, dissemination and policy changes.