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Practice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors

HORIZON 2020 ISIB-02-2014 project, Grant no. 652638

 

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Agricology is a new online resource that translates scientific research in to practical advice to help farmers become more profitable and more sustainable, while protecting the environment.

 

Agricology aims to provide farmers with the best practical information on ecological techniques, via a website www.agricology.co. uk, on social media, and through on-farm events.

 

Agricology is guided by a steering group of leading figures from the worlds of agriculture and horticulture. Together, they represent a diverse range of farming principles including organic, integrated conventional, biodynamic, agroforestry and permaculture.

 

Topics covered by Agricology’s resources include:

 

  • Improving soil structure, quality and health
  • Minimising pressures of pests, diseases and weeds
  • Utilising grassland and home grown feeds for livestock
  • Reducing antibiotic use
  • Encouraging biodiversity, notably pollinators and other beneficial insects

 

Agricology also features inspirational farmer and grower profiles, which are designed to stimulate farmer–led innovation and help spread the word.

 

 

 

Agricology has been created by three partners:

 

  • The Daylesford Foundation supports projects in the UK that educate in the core areas of sustainable food, growing and the countryside.
  • The Organic Research Centre is the UK’s leading independent research centre for the development of organic and agroecological food production and land management solutions.
  • The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Allerton Project research the effects of different farming methods on wildlife and the environment, and share the results of this research through educational activities.