28 May 2018
Agroforestry as sustainable land use

EURAF 2018 CONFERENCE: Opportunity for farmers to attend

10 June 2018
Open Farm Sunday at Sonning Farm

We will be showcasing our trials at Reading University Crops Research Unit



22 May 2018
Organic farming: new EU rules adopted

New regulation to come into effect 1 January 2021

21 May 2018
Defra release organic farming stats for 2017

Organic land area in UK slowly increasing



3 May 2018
Stop the dock!

A new technical guide for reducing docks on farmland

For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda

Category: News
10 January 2018

How can food and farming research deliver for the long-term public good? And how can we build a high-quality research agenda which strengthens a food system that serves people, the planet and animals? ‘For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda' from the Food Ethics Council brings together the thoughts and opinions of 32 experts, in a special magazine.

The Food Ethics Council asked international experts to explore where the power lies in setting our food and farming research agenda. They also asked 'who benefits from both publicly and privately funded research?' They believe the status quo research agenda is not delivering the public good required for a food system that serves the needs of people, planet and animals.

This collection of articles starts addressing key questions about how the research agenda is set in food and farming, unmasking and challenging the dominant research paradigm, and highlighting inclusive alternatives to deliver public good.

Key questions explored include: Who sets the food and farming research agenda? How do we ensure important voices are heard? What might an ethical research agenda for food and farming look like?

ORC's Nic Lampkin and Susanne Padel contribute a piece entitled 'How to unlock the contribution of agroecology in farming?'

This report is aimed at research institutions, funding bodies, government officials, CSOs and anyone with an interest in redefining the research agenda for the public good, especially in post-Brexit UK.

For more information and to download the report here

Keywords: Public goods research agenda

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