Category: Blog


By Colin Tudge Friday, 14 August 2020 Colin Tudge finds Part One of the Government’s newly published National Food Strategy well-meaning but misguided. This government-sponsored report, published in July 2020, is the first of three that are intended both “to

Highlights from The ORFC Review: Issues #1-3

Below, we’ve highlighted stories from our e-newsletter, The ORFC Review. You can catch up on the latest stories from the food and farming frontlines in The ORFC Review Issue #1, Issue #2 and Issue #3. Sign up for our newsletter

Into the storm

by Compassion in World Farming This year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference is being held during what promises to be a dramatic year for British agriculture. For better or worse, the Brexit die will be cast this month, and we will

Agricology in Practice

Agriculture has huge potential to be part of the solution to enhancing biodiversity, addressing climate change and supporting and enhancing natural resources, whilst also building vibrant and resilient farming businesses.   At Agricology we envision a vibrant future for UK farming

The ORFC 2020 programme is out

We’re delighted at last to release the programme for the 11th Oxford Real Farming Conference which will take place on 8th and 9th January 2020. Thank you all for your patience as we’ve confirmed speakers, juggled rooms, and generally got

ORFC 2020 Call for Ideas

The call for ideas and session proposals for ORFC 2020 is now closed. Tickets will go on sale on 16th September 2019. Now is the time to submit your ideas and session proposals for ORFC 2020 [now closed] As usual,

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