The Organic Research Centre (Elm Farm): sustainable land-use and food systems, primarily within local economies

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The Organic Research Centre (Elm Farm) is a registered charity, formally known as the Progressive Farming Trust Ltd.

ORC elm farmORC’s business is to develop and support sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems, primarily within local economies, which build on organic/agro-ecological principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, people and our environment. Read on here.

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The research programme is co-ordinated by Dr Bruce Pearce with support from our Principal Scientific Advisor Prof. Martin Wolfe, Crops Team Leader Dr. Robbie Girling, Socio-economic Team Leader Dr. Susanne Padel and other members of the research team.

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Read more about the centre’s research areas here. For more information see the website and the account in its 30th Anniversary Bulletin.

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And – at Aston University in January: ORC 8th Organic Producers’ Conference: Intensive Sustainability or Sustainable Intensification – which way forward for organic farming?

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The pictures come from their charming Christmas video – well worth seeing.

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