Organic produce is in demand: UK organic market celebrates sixth year of growth

February 7, 2018

The Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Market Report – launched today, 7 February – reveals the UK organic market is now worth more than ever at £2.2 billion, growing 6% in…

Mixed picture for Organic Payments

February 3, 2018

Application windows are open in England and Scotland but are currently closed in Wales and Northern Ireland. ENGLAND – Countryside Stewardship UPDATE: 15 Jan 2018 – Countryside Stewardship scheme NOW…

Two New Board Members Sought for AHDB

February 2, 2018

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is currently seeking applications for two new members to join its main board with effect from 1 April 2018. A person with expertise…

Organic industry co-operation drives penetration and market growth

February 2, 2018

In September last year, the OTB aligned retailers and industry brand owners with our industry and EU-funded Organic. Feed Your Happy campaign to drive sales and awareness of organic during the Soil…

Seven new trustees share a passion for organic research

February 2, 2018

With continuing growth in the organic farming and food sector, the Organic Research Centre (ORC) – the UK’s leading independent research charity in this field – has announced the appointment…

The Ecological Land Cooperative launches land donation campaign.

February 2, 2018

The Ecological Land Cooperative has launched a campaign to ask landowners for donations of smallparcels of land to create clusters of affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture. An…

Global organic food and farming movement calls for regulation of new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs

January 17, 2018

IFOAM – Organics International has adopted a global position which reaffirms that GMOs created through new genetic engineering techniques have no place in organic food and farming systems. During its General…

Generous legacy offers financial support to organic sector

January 5, 2018

The Organic Research Centre, a leading independent research charity, is launching the new Dean Organic Fund at the Oxford Real Farming Conference today.  The fund offers interest-free loans, typically ranging…

UK Soil Farmer of the Year 2018 competition is open!

December 7, 2017

The Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture’s competition to find the UK’s Soil Farmer of 2018 is open for applications. Following its success over the last two years,…

New EU Regulation clears more hurdles

November 23, 2017

IFOAM EU: “Strong institutional commitment needed to ensure a good legislative transition” for what is regarded by some as a fragile text. Brussels, 22 November 2017 – The trilogue agreement…