26 July 2017
GREATsoils Trial Demonstration Top Fruit

Assessing the health of your soil



24 July 2017
Rise in organic sales from Welsh farms

The Organic Centre Wales 2016 producer survey report

20 July 2017
Letter to Michael Gove on Agroforestry

Government asked to support game-changing agroforestry systems



5 July 2017
Demonstrating crop resilience through agro-biodiversity

ORC brings its expertise to NOCC17

Ms. Katie Bliss

Job title

Information Officer

Contact details

Email prefix: katie.b (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44 (0)1488 658298 - extn. 553
Mobile: +44 (0)7398 970206
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0HR

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Agroecology, Wageningen University /NMBU Norway, 2016
  • BA Geography, Environment and Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2005

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Facilitating knowledge exchange and access to practical information resources in relation to sustainable agriculture and organic arable production.
  • Leading development of Agricology the information hub for farmers (organic and conventional) and related professions interested in working towards more sustainable practices in agriculture.
  • Supporting a network of organic farmer innovation groups across Europe as part of OK-Net Arable, a Horizon2020 thematic network.

Research interests

  • Participatory research, knowledge exchange and farmer led innovation
  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Polycultures, intercropping and agroforestry
  • Low input cropping systems and integrated farming
  • Alternative cereal crops
  • Soil biology
  • integrated Pest Management
  • External activities

    Co-manager of family farm in East Anglia. Working towards a more agroecological approach in collaboration with neighbouring farmers to diversify the rotation, including livestock and grass leys.