Yearly Archives: 2018

The global status of agroecology

Michel Pimbert (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience) pulls no punches in this overview of agroecology as he traces its origins, its current popularity at governmental and intergovernmental levels, and … Read on

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Access to land for a new generation of farmers in Europe

This new report from the Access to Land group of EU farming organisations (funded by Erasmus) explores the difficulties and opportunities  for new farmers. Here’s the introduction to the report: … Read on

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Access to Land for Real Farming in the UK

This study, written by Robert Fraser (Real Farming Trust) explores the various financial / investment models and other related initiatives that could help with access to land for agroecological farming … Read on

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Join the Good Food March October 14 2018 in London

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Agriculture Bill: call for written evidence by the Public Bill Committee by November 20

Call for written evidence: Agriculture Bill This about the Public Bill Committee scrutiny of the Bill. “The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 23 October … Read on

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Why won’t the powers-that-be take agriculture seriously?

Of course, people in positions of influence do take agriculture seriously. They spend hours and hours and hours on it – many spend their entire careers – and billions and … Read on

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Oxford Real Farming Conference Jan 3 & 4 2019: tickets now on sale

It’s our 10th anniversary so we’re looking to celebrate and we hope you’ll join us! This from the ORFC 2019 website: “The 2019 conference will be the biggest yet with … Read on

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Agriculture Bill – including background papers

Here is the Agriculture Bill published on September 12. The second reading is set for October 10 And here are two papers from Defra as background to the Bill: i) … Read on

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Economics of Happiness Conference, Bristol, Oct 19-21 2018

Set to coincide with the Annual Summit of the Global Parliament of Mayors “The Economics of Happiness” will be the eighteenth international conference run by Local Futures aimed at catalyzing … Read on

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Schumacher College courses this October – on soil, climate change, resilience – for small scale growers

Two courses of interest for growers – at new prices more suited to growers’ pockets! ‘Cultivating Healthy Soils in Your Garden and on Your Farm’ (08/10/2018-12/10/2018) and ‘Sharing Stories, Cultivating … Read on

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