The New Agriculture: A New Generation with New Ideas.
Can we really carry on with farming as it is? Can we be content with high-tech agribusiness, financed by debt? Who in this present world (especially among farmers!) can really feel happy about the future? And is it really the case that “there is no alternative”?
The Organic Research Centre’s Participatory Research Network is seeking members to engage in a process of developing and implementing on-farm research ideas and projects. Full details of what is on offer can be found on the PRN page of the ORC website (home page - http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/). This initiative links to the Duchy Originals Farming Futures project led by the Soil Association as well as drawing in information from the wide range of research projects currently underway at ORC and elsewhere.
The Sarvari Research Trust (http://www.sarvari-trust.org/) are looking for funding to get a new blight resistant potato cultivar through the National Listing, so please help support them and publicise this widely. This is such important non-GM work! Here is a link to the funding page - www.buzzbnk.org/ProjectDetails.aspx