Enlightened Agriculture

Funding Enlightened Agriculture

The Agrarian Renaissance needs new kinds of farms – polycultural, low-input, skills intensive; and these new farms need appropriate markets – generally local, and geared to the small-scale; and overall we need a true food culture – people who truly appreciate what good food is, and are prepared to seek it out.

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Farming, Food and Brexit: Discussion Paper from Tim Lang and Victoria Schoen

What we’ve all been waiting for:  a thorough appraisal of the pros and cons of staying in the EU from the point of view of “enlightened agriculture”. Tim Lang and … Read on

Soil: How Much Water Can it Absorb?

Following on from Colin’s piece: In addition to its value in reducing CO2 levels by converting soil to organic matter, and using a “conservative estimate”, the top 12 inches of … Read on

Where there’s swill there’s a way – the case for feeding food waste to pigs

This joint paper from the Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, and the Centre for Conservation Science, RSPB was published in Food Policy 58 (2016) 35–48 Abstract: Livestock … Read on

Hilal Elver backs small farms and agroecology in the face of climate change

The UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Prof Hilal Elver, presented the attached interim report to the UN General Assembly meeting in September 2015. The report outlines the adverse impact of … Read on

World Bank Agriculture for Action Plan: seriously flawed

This new report by Eric Holt-Giménez, Justine Williams and Caitlyn Hachmyer of Food First “question(s) whether the Bank’s strategy will actually improve rural livelihoods, reduce rural poverty, end rural hunger and … Read on

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