24 April 2019
Arable intercropping and variety trials

Field lab meeting at Roundhill Farm, near Swindon

5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting



17 April 2019
Formal objection to GM potato crop trial

Plans for new GM crop trial raise objections from leading environmental and farming organisations

17 April 2019
Agroecology and carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050

New french study on reducing greenhouse gases by transitioning to agroecology



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Mr. Phil Sumption

Job title

Research Communications (freelance)

Contact details

Email prefix: phil.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 646251 - extn. 6251
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, RG20 OHR

Academic qualifications

B.Sc (Honours) in Rural Environment Studies - Wye College, University of London

Main roles and responsibilities

Collating and preparing information for publication in the form of briefing notes, factsheets, technical guides, bulletins, webpages, website news items and press releases to a wide range of target audiences, including producers, food businesses, advisers, researchers and policy-makers.

Assisting with policy evaluation and sustainability assessment research.

Assisting in the development of conferences, research workshops and other events and developing new education / training initiatives.

Research interests

Organic horticultural systems, weeds, pests and diseases, seeds, varieties and plant breeding.

External activities

Selected publications

Crawley K, van Krimpen M (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic poultry diets: Concentrates. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 1. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic poultry diets: Roughage and foraging from the range. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 2. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic pig diets: Concentrates. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 3. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015)Fulfilling 100% organic pig diets: Feeding roughage and foraging from the range. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 4. Organic Research Centre.

Davies G, Sumption P, Rosenfeld A (2010) Pest and Disease Management for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders. Crowood Press

Click here to see Phil Sumption's publications on Organic eprints.