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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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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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Welcome to the ORFC Blog

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