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Researching Holistic Agroecology

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Agriculture

Growing the future Is our agriculture healthy? Is our culture healthy? Are you concerned about either of these? Do you want to develop research alongside your work? Join a growing, international community of individuals committed to developing transformative research in a diverse range of holistic approaches to agroecology….

Biodynamic Farming is on the Rise

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Agriculture, Biodynamic Farming

Article in Monday’s Guardian about the rise of biodynamic agriculture and how it treats the farm as a whole organism. As the developers of the UK’s only qualification in biodynamic agriculture, we feel proud to be doing our part: www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/mar/05/biodynamic-farming-agriculture-organic-food-production-environment

Want sustainable food? It will take a new normal for farming

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Agriculture

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/want-sustainable-food-it-will-take-new-normal-farming Shared by our hard working Crossfields International Associates, Touchstone Collaborations, who are returning from their research residency in South Africa. “This piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is based on “Toward thick legitimacy: Creating a web of legitimacy for…

Agriculture in the UK post Brexit

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Agriculture

Text: The dust has certainly been stirred up in the UK agriculture sector following the Brexit result of last Thursday. In my last blog post the big issue was the fate of Roundup and glyphosates in the EU – the renewal of the licence for…

Glyphosate ban?

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Agriculture

It is reported in the Guardian this week (Recall of Monsanto’s Roundup likely as EU refuses limited use of glyphosate; Monday June 6) that a renewal of a licence for Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers is not going to be as straightforward as it’s…

Soil Sense

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Agriculture

Soil continues to draw attention and respect for the role it plays in mediating and moderating climate extremes. In a year that has seen quite a number of extreme weather and climate events blogs such as the one by Esther Ngumbi, posted this week on…