Category: Blog

In our Hands – the ORFC screening

We’re delighted that ORFC 2018 will be hosting a screening of the beautifully shot and insightful documentary – In our Hands –  from the Landworkers’ Alliance and Black Bark Films. The feature-length documentary profiles the emergence of a new generation

Guest blog: Micro-dairying… the ‘Romantic Revolution’

Alex Heffron, from Mountain Hall Farm (Jersey micro-dairy), is speaking at ORFC 2018, on Thursday 4 January, 18:00-19:00 at Turl Street Kitchen: Big, small or not at all? The future of milk and dairy From time-to-time dairying is forced into change.

The ORFC 2018 Programme is live!

We are excited to say that the programme for ORFC18 is live and it’s another great year of sessions for you all! You can check out the full range of sessions, debates and discussions on our programme page. If that

Guest blog – Dead Zone: Where the wild things were

Guest blog from Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive, Compassion in World Farming Today, many wild animals face extinction. However, it’s not just the usual suspects – climate change and poaching – which are to blame. In fact, one of the biggest drivers

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

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

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

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

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