Farm-PEP aims to bring together all the sources of useful knowledge for Agriculture, whether from academic science, applied research projects, industry trials, farmers own trials or simple on-farm experience. Listed below are useful websites, organisations and websites that we know of. Add any we've missed in the comments box or by adding as new content, or better still, as a new Group.
The Agricultural Universities Council (AUC-UK) is a collaboration of the UK universities with agricultural schools or departments. AUC-UK works together to coordinate our teaching and research, to make the biggest contribution we can to a resilient and sustainable future for agriculture, land management and food systems.
Food, farming and land use need to undergo rapid and sustained change if the world is to address climate, biodiversity and health crises. This transformation requires changes in policy, yet will also rely on the actions of farmers and land managers on the ground. Their knowledge, skills and motivations, and those of their advisors, are crucial to success. This retreat provided an opportunity for educators who lead agriculture degree courses to share resources and inject fresh content into their courses. This retreat was funded by the Aurora Trust and The Mark Leonard Trust.
Building the right skills for the agricultural industry has been recognised as crucial to its future success.
Agricultural research is conducted by a range of organisations, from individual farmers, through advisors, distributors, manufacturers, charities, societies, supply chain companies, levy bodies, universities and research institutes. This page aims to connect across these often disparate sources.
Knowledge Exchange in Agriculture in the UK is diverse, with many organisations involved. That is part of the reason for creating Farm-PEP, to help provide connections to what many percieve as a fragmented landscape.
Together, we’re creating plausible pathways, and practical, open science, to achieve Net Zero through the Agrifood system by 2050.
Innovative Farmers, as part of their involvement in the Horizon Europe LEGUMINOSE project we will be setting up trials with Reading University to look at the benefits of intercropping in arable rotations.
Scientific Paper by David Rose et al. in Land Use Policy 2021.
Academic paper in Sociologica Ruralis - Journal of the European Society of Rural Sociology in December 2022, by Faye Shortland, Jilly Hall, Paul Hurley, Ruth Little, Caroline Nye, Matt Lobley and David Christian Rose.
Identifying and increasing sustainable practices along the supply and production chains of European livestock.
Hear from up to 7 authors of articles from Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. Part of #MindYourHead week organised by The Farm Safety Foundation, Stephanie Berkeley.
Sustainable agriculture through legume-cereal intercropping. The LEGUMINOSE project will provide science-based, farmer-led, and economically viable systems and techniques for legume-based intercropping. In the UK the Farm Living Labs will be run as an Innovative Farmers field lab [https://www.innovativefarmers.org/]. We are looking for 20 farms to take part in trials looking at yield and soil health benefits of intercrops from a range of crop mixes in organic, conventional and regenerative systems as well as in different locations across the UK. If you are interested contact Jerry [email protected] We'd also love to hear from farmers about their experiences of intercropping, or what prevents them from practicing it! Please help the project by completing this anonymous questionnaire (it takes about 15 minutes). Thankyou.
Scientific paper reporting analysis of hay yields from Park Grass long term experiment in Her