Category Archives: The Changing Scene

OrganicLea

Great piece in the Guardian (August 17 2017) about OrganicLea, written by Ru Litherland of OrganicLea telling the story of how it came to be, and to flourish!

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Small farm productivity & the role of small farmers in the UK food system

As Rebecca Laughton the author of this study (A Matter of Scale) says in her introduction, the sustainable intensification and industrial farming lobby has found it all to easy to dismiss … Read on

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Defra latest stats on Agriculture in the UK (2016)

The annual report (published May 2017) in fulfilment of the requirement under the “Agriculture Act 1993 that Ministers publish an annual report on such matters relating to price support for … Read on

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CPRE report – Uncertain Harvest: does the loss of farms matter?

The second in their Food and Farming Foresight series of papers planned over two years, this report  by Graeme Willis “focuses on diversity in the size of farms and how … Read on

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New Post Brexit Trade Report from the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, Belfast

Published August 16 2017, the full “scientific” report – i.e. they’re trying to measure the impacts of three different trade scenarios using a modelling framework – can be found here … Read on

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Brexit latest from the UK Gvt on Future Customs Arrangements

Published today.  The full paper can be found here. Executive summary as follows: 1. As we leave the European Union and therefore the EU Customs Union, the Government seeks a … Read on

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Food, Farming & a 21st Renaissance: Oct 16-20 2017

Come and be inspired (leave your Brexit woes behind)! Join us at Schumacher College for this week-long course in October!  Bursaries available. BOOK HERE This from Colin Tudge about the … Read on

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New Brexit food briefing from well-known Profs Lang, Marsden & Millstone

These three aren’t known for pulling their punches.  So enjoy the read of A Food Brexit: time to get real (published today, July 17) – and hopefully you’ll feel inspired … Read on

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Repeal Bill gives Ministers “unprecedented powers”

– according to Unlock Democracy: The Government’s Repeal Bill is supposed to ‘copy and paste’ thousands of laws ready for when the UK leaves the EU – but it gives … Read on

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Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018: call for session ideas

Next year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference takes place on the 4th & 5th January in Oxford Town Hall. Time to start thinking about the contents of the programme! When we … Read on

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