Over the next 50 years, food and farming face the stark challenge of providing better nutrition for more people in spite of rapid environmental change, while cutting our diet’s impact on natural resources, ecosystems and the climate. This calls for changes in our eating habits, reductions in food waste and improvements in food production. We want to make sure organic and other agroecological approaches are at the heart of efforts to achieve this.
Our approach to this challenge is to make practical progress through on-farm research and knowledge exchange, sharing know-how about farming ecologically, and working with producers and scientists to continually improve productivity, quality, environmental performance and animal welfare. We are also piloting new ways of ensuring farmers have a real say in the research that is done in their name, with producers shaping the priorities for our research fund and sharpening their own experimental skills through our ‘field labs’. Find out more about our work: