For immediate release: October 2017 ***Download A New Deal for Horticulture here*** To meet the UK demand for fruit and vegetables a massive scaling up of production is required. Currently UK production represents 58% of vegetables consumed and only 11% o... read more
The Landworkers’ Alliance New Entrants policy paper announces a number of targeted policies to support New Entrants in post-Brexit UK agriculture. The proposals include increased funding for training and apprenticeships, a new-entrant capital grant sc... read more
The “A Matter of Scale” report, published today, highlights how a diverse and vibrant sector of small farms is providing employment, attracting new entrants and incubating entrepreneurs. A survey of 69 holdings of 20ha and less, undertaken by the Land... read more
The Landworkers’ Alliance welcomes the announcement made by Environment Secretary Michael Gove that he will oppose concessions on imports of unlabelled-GMO products, rBGH beef and chlorinated chicken into the UK post-Brexit. The Secretary was asked on... read more
The Landworkers’ Alliance welcomes the announcement from newly-appointed Environment Secretary Michael Gove that he intends to ‘put farmers at the heart of policy making’. Despite the Secretary’s limited experience in the environment, food... read more
2pm Friday 24th February 2017 Abbey Home Farm Cirencester This field lab for OGA and LWA members will attempt to evaluate the potential for buckwheat (and maybe other crops) to reduce couch grass infestations in horticultural rotations. Anecdotal evidence... read more
Chagfood are running a course on setting up and scaling up a CSA. There are discounted tickets for Landworkers’ Alliance members too! See image below for details of the course and booking.
“Telling a story is like reaching into a granary full of wheat and drawing out a handful. There is always more to tell than can be told.” Wendell Berry, American Farmer and Activist. The seeds of stories A strong theme throughout the 2017 Oxford Real ... read more