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Case study: Duchy College Organic Studies Centre

Burke, Jean and Le Grice, Phil (2002) Case study: Duchy College Organic Studies Centre. In: Powell, Jane and et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 119-120.

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This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. Coswinsawsin Organic Demonstration Farm supports a stockless vegetable and cereal rotation and achieved organic status in January 2001. Over 18 months 430 people attended 18 organic farming events. Work included trials and demonstration plots, monitoring of small mammal and bird populations and a green waste composting project which are ongoing. £972,199 Objective 1 funding was awarded to expand activity across all sectors of production and establish the Organic Studies Centre at Duchy College. The project will link organic research to demonstration, technology transfer and training. The emphasis will be on farmer participation and research will be taken onto commercial farms. 82% of respondents to a farmer survey were interested in participation in organic trials and demonstration. It is anticipated that dissemination of up to date information at farm level will improve competitiveness and financial viability of farm businesses.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Colloquium of Organic Researchers; COR; research; demonstration; farmer participation; methodology; case study
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Research affiliation: UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
UK > Duchy College
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:8378
Deposited On:17 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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