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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29 April 2020: Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC
Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

21 January 2020: Organic Research Centre starts 40th year at new headquarters
ORC is now operational from Trent Lodge in Cirencester.

7 January 2020: Organic Research Centre appoints Lucy MacLennan as new CEO
The Organic Research Centre (ORC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nuffield Scholar Lucy MacLennan as its new CEO

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

22 November 2018: Big opportunity for UK Organic
Development of new UK agricutural policy will be critical

2 November 2018: Future for UK organic farming debated at Congress in Rugby
'Going for Growth' is the theme of this year’s UK Organic Congress held in Rugby on 15-16 November

26 October 2018: Organic pioneer receives first Oak Award
Congratulations to Susie Hewson of Natracare

20 August 2018: Tipping point in agricultural production
New study identifies that developing countries are winning the sustainable Intensification race

18 June 2018: Government support needed for agroforestry
Parliamentary wake up call for putting trees at the heart of agriculture

4 June 2018: Wake up to Organic at ORC
Local research farm offers free organic breakfast to celebrate ‘Wake up to Organic’

3 May 2018: Stop the dock!
A new technical guide for reducing docks on farmland

12 April 2018: Transitions to Agroecological Systems: Farmers’ Experience
New report sheds light on how UK farming can meet the sustainability challenge

15 March 2018: Organic farming for a Green Brexit
Government urged to commit to expanding organic food and farming to ensure a Green Brexit

5 March 2018: ORC awarded two new research projects by Defra
ORC investigates how organic ideas can help make UK farming a world leader

7 February 2018: OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed
Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feeding pigs and poultry