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

Mrs. Olivia Nelson

Job title

Policy Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: olivia.n (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 521

Academic qualifications

BA Honours in Human Sciences: 2nd Class degree
Queens College, Oxford University

Diploma in Environmental Management (Protected Area Management/Countryside Management) (Merit)
University of London, Birkbeck College

Qualified APM Project Management

Main roles and responsibilities

  1. Supporting the drafting of consultation responses, in particular the response to the Health and Harmony consultation due by 8th May 2018
  2. Supporting the drafting of the English Organic Action Plan detailed and summary documents, expected to be finalised early July
  3. Co-ordinating the input from the six EOAP working groups into 2. as needed
  4. Updating the ORC website to reflect current policy debates
  5. Supporting the communication of our policy work through various channels, including social media, print and broadcast media, and publications

External activities

My hobbies include walking my dog, cooking, gardening, history, reading and spending time with my children in the outdoors and historic places. I also volunteer with my daughter’s Brownies unit and help out at my churches Sunday School, as well as Lighthouse, a summer camp run by the local area’s churches . I am a member of the RHS, a life member of CAT and the Cloud Appreciation Society.