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Twas the day before ORFC15

Tracy Jones is a FOAM EU Organic Leadership graduate, ex-smallholder, and self described farming & countryside anorak! She’s a UK Board member for the CSA Network, a Farm Committee member of Vana Trust Organic Farm. and is currently writing her

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Terra Madre and the Oxford Real Farming Conference

Rebecca Roberts is a freelancer in sustainable agriculture and food security, with her work ranging from international development consultancy, cooking skills training, and journalism. With a BA in Geography and a MA in Agriculture and Rural Development under her belt,

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A phoenix arising from the ashes: a new food economy is emerging

“This blog was co-written by Ilana Taub and Kathleen Cassidy, who have both been working to co-create the #newfoodeconomy for several years now in a range of capacities. They currently work for The Food Assembly, a disruptive retail model enabling direct trade

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Can agro-ecological approaches contribute to sustainable intensification?

Wednesday 14 January 2015 Trevelyan Hall, St Matthew’s Conference Centre, St Matthew’s House 20 Great Peter Street Westminster London SW1P 2BU Dear Sir/Madam On behalf of the inter-agency Land Use Policy Group (LUPG), I’d like to invite you to join us at

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To What Extent Should Organic Farming Be Consumer Driven?

Tracy Jones is a FOAM EU Organic Leadership graduate, ex-smallholder, and self described farming & countryside anorak! She’s a UK Board member for the CSA Network, a Farm Committee member of Vana Trust Organic Farm. and is currently writing her MSc organic farming thesis. When discussing organic

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Contemporary food supply chains and sustainable agriculture

Oliver Maskrey is currently studying for a Masters in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Exeter. He hopes the course will give him a valuable and structured background knowledge in the subject, as well as facilitating the

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Win a pair of tickets to the Oxford Real Farming Conference!

What image do you think best sums up farming? We’re giving away a pair of two day tickets to the Oxford Real Farming Conference to whoever sends us the best photo of what farming means to them!It might be funny, moving

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Shades of Green

Tracy Jones is a FOAM EU Organic Leadership graduate, ex-smallholder, and self described farming & countryside anorak! She’s a UK Board member for the CSA Network, a Farm Committee member of Vana Trust Organic Farm. and is currently writing her MSc organic farming thesis. In a recent

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Farming for profit? Or for people, nature, health, wellbeing and human survival?

Farming today is well on the way to becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the agro-chemcial-biotech-industry, writes Coling Tudge. Defra and the European Commission are all too keen to make it so, reflecting the interests of agro-oligarchy obsessed with profits

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Oxford Real Farming Conference: power, lies, and the need for agrarian resistance

This article was originally featured on Open Democracy As thousands rely on food banks to make it through the winter and another dairy crisis threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of farmers, the co-founder of the Oxford Real Farming Conference, Colin Trudge,  examines

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