We have now launched Innovative Farmers, extending the Duchy Future Farming Programme to more farmers.

Please visit www.innovativefarmers.org for more information.

About the programme

Supporting farmers across the country in developing innovative techniques, aimed at improving productivity, quality and environmental performance in agriculture. Showcasing a practical approach to research and development that inspires larger research funders to take an ecological approach and give farmers a real say. More about the programme...

Field labs

At the heart of the programme are field labs - events where farmers and growers test new approaches, share existing best practice and sharpen their problem-solving skills. The field labs are open to all - organic or otherwise - and happen on-farm. More about our current field labs...

Research fund

Research needs to tackle the real problems faced by farmers as they grapple with improving their productivity while protecting the environment. Last year we launched a new research fund where farmers and growers set the priorities. Please note, the second call of our research fund is now closed. More about the research fund...

Innovation award

The Innovation Award celebrates pioneering ideas in farming and growing across the UK. The award focuses on innovation that benefits the environment, health or animal welfare. The award is open to anyone involved in farming and growing, for example producers, community groups, scientists, farming consultants, designers and engineers. More about the innovation award...

Latest blog

Let’s get seedy

Kim Stoddart: Guardian gardening writer and enthusiastic seed saver, Kim Stoddart shares her tales from the seed field lab - I signed up to become part of this initiative last year when I worked with the Soil Association on a series of videos about seed saving. I’d been increasingly dabbling with this oft-neglected practise and buoyed by the success of last year’s efforts producing my own stock of kale and carrot seed this seemed like a natural progression.

30 June 2015 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

Latest field report

Fertility building leys

01 December 2014

Download the final report for the field lab 'Fertility building leys in arable rotations and ruminant diets'.
See, solve and share: Cracking Compost
08 December

Tolhurst Organics, 2 W Lodge, Hardwick, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 7RB

Field Lab: Management Requirements for Shropshire Sheep in Fruit Orchards
16 December

Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow, HR9 6JZ and Broome Farm, Peterstow, Ross on Wye

Contact us

Please contact us on producer.support@soilassociation.org or call 0117 914 2400 if you have a query about the programme.

Supported by...

Duchy Organic logo

Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation

Organic Research Centre