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A Questionnaire about the importance of agricultural research designed to support smallholder / family farming.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION : A REVIEW OF THE ROLE OF FAMILY FARMING, KEY CHALLENGES
AND PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE

The European Commission has started a public consultation on family faming. The questionnaire is available in numerous languages; you can choose at the
top right-hand corner of the screen. The consultation goes until 26 Sept 2013.

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Soil Association Future growers meeting

Meet our Future Growers field trip in West Wales The Soil Associations Future Growers will be in West Wales from 16-18 August for one of their field trips. We are using this weekend to invite organic growers to meet current and potential trainees and apprentices at a BBQ at Bwlchwernen Farm from 7.00pm on 17 August 2013.   The Future Growers scheme now offers 6 month placements allowing growers to take on trainees as seasonal workers.

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Why WWOOF???

A really lovely video featuring the voices (and faces) of the coordinators of various european WWOOF organisations taken during a recent meeting hosted in Portugal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PvNMBkU06A

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The new CAP deal - A round up of news from The UK Food Group

The UK Food Group (UKFG) is the principal UK network for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on global food and agriculture issues. Our vision is a world with a more just, sustainable and fairer food system in which hunger has been eradicated, equity realised and the environment restored.

http://www.ukfg.org.uk/

The EU reached a compromise deal on CAP yesterday. Below some immediate civil society reactions, along with the official summaries from the EU and a few links to media articles.

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Interesting job offer for a plantsperson in South Buckinghamshire

 

Hazeldene Farm rear native rare breed stock to produce the high quality meat avilable from their farm shop.

Run by Liz and Steve Bateman, the farm is situated in an idyllic setting on the edge of Chesham in Asheridge Vale.

The farm is run on organic principles, all the animals are well cared for and visitors are invited to take a look around the farm and meet the animals.

We run many events at the farm with guided tours so come and join us.

Our web-site is www.hazeldenefarm.com

 

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