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

The Potential for Extending Economic Farm-Level Benchmarking to Environmental and Other Aspects of Farm Performance

Acronym:

EBM

Project code:

SERP 1011/5

Contract period:

1 December 2010 to 30 May 2011

Main funder:

DEFRA

Contact staff at ORC:

Prof. Nic Lampkin

Project aims

The project has two main objectives:

  1. To explore the potential to extend farm-level benchmarking to cover the areas of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, animal health and welfare, agri-environment and management practices.
  2. To develop a framework and template for one of these areas, greenhouse gas emissions, to illustrate the approach.

ORC's role

  • Project management
  • Assisting in the review of current tools and relevant product certification schemes

Project leader and partners

Organic Research Centre (ORC)
Rural Business Research (RBR) at Nottingham and Cambridge
Reading University
Cranfield University
Aberystwyth University

Deliverables

Lampkin, N., Bailey, A., Lang, B., Wilson, P., Williams, A., Sanders, D., Fowler, S., Gerrard, C.L., Moakes, S., Mortimer, S., Nicholas, P., Padel S., (2011), The Potential for Extending Economic Farm-level Benchmarking to Environmental and Other Aspects of Farm Performance, Report for DEFRA