19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020



30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years

24 July 2020
The future of organic farming and the environment

All to play for if full benefits of organic farming for wildlife, the environment and health are to be realised



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

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30 July 2020: ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy
The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years

24 July 2020: The future of organic farming and the environment
All to play for if full benefits of organic farming for wildlife, the environment and health are to be realised

24 July 2020: Plants and planting designs for organic poultry ranges
Managing free-range areas for hens: improving welfare and biodiversity on farm

24 July 2020: Assessing the sustainability of sheep and goat farms in Europe
Adapting the Public Goods Tool

22 July 2020: Sustainable farming is vital for wildlife
Talk of rewilding and corridors for insects is all well and good, but what we do with our farmland is more important

21 July 2020: Agroforestry, Agroecology and Organic Farming in the Ag Bill
Mentions in the Lords

21 July 2020: Farming Opportunity
Joint venture in Warwickshire

3 July 2020: Environmental Land Management: consultation reopens
Interactive online seminars throughout July

29 June 2020: Benefits and challenges of herbal or diverse leys
Opportunities for farmer involvement

26 June 2020: New resources from OK-Net Ecofeed
New Practice Abstracts and videos

26 June 2020: The importance of our local sheep breeds
How do we encourage people to value heritage breeds?

15 June 2020: Living mulches: The holy grail of no till?
Field lab featured on BBC Farming Today

12 June 2020: Are organic options being side-lined by Defra?
Is the government ignoring the value of ‘public goods’ in organic farming?

11 June 2020: UK pesticide standards could be slashed in new trade deals
Threat to public health and the environment

10 June 2020: Share your views about Organic Farm Knowledge!
Do you know the online platform Organic Farm Knowledge? We would like to hear from you what you think about it!