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What could a Trump administration mean for global agriculture?

Like everyone else in the world, here at the ORFC we’ve been watching the American elections with a growing sense of bafflement and personally for this author, some serious dismay. It’s no secret that Mr. Trump’s 100-day plan will mean

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ORFC16 vounteer retrospective: Manifesto shows way forward for our countryside

This blog is part of our 2016 volunteer retrospective, showcasing the editorial contribution our wonderful volunteers made to last year’s ORFC.  Written by Francis Barton, dated 7 January 2016, this blog is a write up of the launch of Equality in

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Agroforestry: our insurance against an uncertain future?

Agroforestry probably offers the best single answer to flood control – and a great deal else besides. It must become a priority. If there was a one-word answer to all the world’s problems, it surely would be trees. Trees are

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What could food and farming look like post Brexit?

This week, some of the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) team were in Westminster, attending the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming‘s annual Farmers in Parliament event. And this year it was, of course, taking on

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NUTRITION – A COMPLETE RE-THINK

At the 2017 Oxford Real Farming Conference we’ll be discussing what amounts to a paradigm shift in nutritional theory – a completely different worldview – based not least on a new appreciation of the gut microbiota: the bacteria and archaeans

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BRITAIN NEEDS THE OXFORD REAL FARMING CONFERENCE!

Radical thinking is vital, says Colin Tudge The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) began in 2010 as the antidote to the “official”, Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) at which the Establishment (Defra, the NFU, big industry, and their attendant intellectuals) tell

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What’s in store for the ORFC 2017 ?

Tickets now on sale for ORFC 2017 ! Exciting news! Our tickets for the 2017 Oxford Real Farming Conference are now on sale and available via our Eventbrite page here. Come join the debate in January next year and be

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