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

Livestock systems projects

Current projects

Project title (acronym)FunderDescription
Organic Knowledge Network on Monogastric Animal Feed (OK-NET EcoFeed)Horizon 2020The project aims to help farmers, breeders and the organic feed processing industry achieve the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics
Sustainable economic and ecological grazing systems- learning from innovative practitioners (SEEGSLIP)UK Global Food Security ProgrammeThe project aims to evaluate the ecological, agronomic, economic and social impacts of the pasture fed livestock approach to grazing management and its potential as the basis of a sustainable GB-wide system.
Innovation for Sustainable Sheep and Goat Production in Europe (iSAGE)Horizon 2020Innovation for Sustainable Sheep and Goat Production in Europe (iSAGE) is making the European Sheep and Goat sectors more sustainable, competitive and resilient. These improvements come from strong collaboration between industry and research institutions.

Completed projects

Project title (acronym)FunderDescription
Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying (SOLID)EC FP 7Improving the technical performance and economic competitiveness of organic and low input dairy systems in Europe while maximising their potential to deliver environmental goods and enhance biodiversity. Includes a large component of farmer participation.
Improved contribution of local feed to support 100% organic feed supply to pigs and poultry (ICOPP)Defra for UK work as part of the Core Organic IIThe aim of ICOPP is to produce economically profitable feeding strategies based on 100% organic feed across Europe, which will supply poultry and pigs the required level of nutrients throughout their lives while supporting high animal health and welfare.