Category Archives: The College

Job Vacancy: Oxford Real Farming Conference & College for Real Farming & Food Culture

We’re recruiting for a new conference manager and college event organiser. The Oxford Real Farming Conference dates for next year are January 8 & 9. This will be our 11th … Read on

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The battle for the future of farming: what you need to know

This article, by Michel Pimbert and Colin Anderson (Centre for Agroecology Water and Resilience, Coventry University) was published in The Conversation, Nov 18 2018 It is widely agreed that today’s … Read on

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Why cows properly cared for are good – for the land, the climate, and us

This from Tom Chapman a livestock farmer, agriculture consultant and founding member of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association: “The oft-mentioned trope about emissions from animals and their other, supposedly damaging, … Read on

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Natural Capital: a neoliberal response to species extinction

In this article, Ian Rappel attacks the thinking and ambition behind the drive to attach a monetary value to biodiversity and nature – that it “is being portrayed as a … Read on

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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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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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Toxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides and other pesticides

The long-awaited research report is out!  Seralini et al the authors.  And the news is as has been rumoured:  It’s not the glyphosate that’s the main problem; it’s the formulants. … Read on

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