22 August 2017
NFU Organic Forum Dairy and Livestock open day

On-farm event hosted by John Alpe, Lancashire

29 August 2017
Assessing the health of your soil

GREATsoils Trial Demonstration: Tolhurst Organics



16 August 2017
Accelerating the transition to robust potato varieties

Dutch organic sector showing the way

11 August 2017
Tree to Heat: Making the most of on-farm woody resources

Report from Wakelyns Agroforestry workshop



16 August 2017
Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture

A major 5-year European project ˗ DiverIMPACTS launched

Ms. Anna Sellars

Job title

Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: anna.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 537
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HR

Personal webpage

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Thesis: Evaluating permaculture as an approach for sustainable rural livelihoods and rural development.
  • BA Geography, Queen Mary University of London

Main roles and responsibilities

Research into farm and food business development, markets and supply chains of diversified cropping systems, and UK organic market trends. Includes work on the following projects:

  • CERERE compiling case studies and identifying best practices for localised cereal supply chains in Europe;
  • DIVERSIFOOD embedding diversity in organic and low-input food systems; summarising findings through case studies, data analysis and policy recommendations;
  • DiverIMPACTS research into diversification through crop rotation, intercropping and multiple cropping; production of case studies, and strategies for sustainable implementation along value chains.
  • Development of UK organic markets and farm business
  • Impacts of product diversity on markets and food security
  • Local and decentralised value chains
  • Economic and environmental sustainability

External activities

Previously volunteered with WWOOF UK and WWOOF Ireland, working on arable, poultry and sheep farms in the Shetland Islands and West Cork.