The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and their families through difficult times. FCN has over 400 volunteers, located throughout England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture. 2020 marks our 25th anniversary - over the years we have helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes.
Locations: England, Wales
Soil Association Certification is the UK’s most experienced organic certification body. We certify all farm sizes and enterprises and provide organic certification for on – farm processing and packing. We are a not-for-profit business and any surplus income is gift aided to the Soil Association charity to develop, build and safeguard the organic sector. Talk to us to find out more about the opportunities in organic and the practicalities of organic production and certification.
Defra is responsible for improving and protecting the environment, growing the green economy and supporting world-class food, farming and fishing industries in England. Our departure from the EU gives us the opportunity to reform the way we regulate and support agriculture. By 2028, we want to see a renewed agricultural sector, producing healthy food for consumption at home and abroad, where farms can be profitable and economically sustainable without subsidy, while contributing to environmental goals.
Languages: English, Français, Nederlands
The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience is a flagship research centre at Coventry University, that through its focus on food and water, develops and integrates new knowledge in social, agroecological, hydrological and environmental processes, as well as the pivotal role that communities play in developing resilience. Unique to this Centre is the incorporation of citizen-generated knowledge - the participation of farmers, water users and other citizens in transdisciplinary research, using holistic approaches.