Author Archives: Ruth

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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Oxford Real Farming Conference 2019 – open for session ideas

We’re looking forward to seeing you next January at our 10th anniversary conference. In the meantime, please sign up for our newsletter, and see below for how to send us … Read on

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Agroforestry: what it is and why it matters

A timely publication from the Woodland Trust and Soil Association – launched at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology this week (June 12)  just before the … Read on

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Support amongst UK pig farmers and agricultural stakeholders for the use of food losses in animal feed

This research, featuring the results of a survey of 82 pig farmers and 81 other stakeholders  at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on the 10-11 May 2016, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire … Read on

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National Organic Combinable Crops July 3 2018

Now in its eleventh year, this one-day event near Telford, Shropshire, will offer organic and non-organic farmers the chance to learn about the latest innovations in the sector, and discover … Read on

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Todmorden’s Incredible Festival of Ideas June 21- 24 2018

Do join us on the Saturday (June 23) from 10.00am – 5.00pm: the Food day for the festival to be held at Todmorden Community College The theme is “Food: the … Read on

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Post Brexit Environmental Watchdog: will it have teeth?

A letter in today’s FT (May 30) from Victor Anderson Visiting Professor, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, UK and Rupert Read Reader in Philosophy, University of East Anglia, UK fears … Read on

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Public money for public goods: what is it, and is it “good” for real farming?

Sustain have produced this briefing on Public Money for Public Goods as a way of supporting farming beyond Brexit and the end of CAP They would like to see Public … Read on

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