Innovative Farmers

Many of the best ideas in farming have always come from farmers. But most research happens off-farm. When farmers trial, test or analyse, they're often going it alone. That`s why we`re backing innovation on the ground. Through practical `field labs` we help farmers find lasting solutions to practical problems, from managing weeds and pests with fewer chemicals to testing more sustainable animal feeds. Through an online portal, farmers can find a group with similar interests. The group is matched with a coordinator to lead the field lab and a researcher to record their findings.

Innovative Farmers is part of the Duchy Future Farming Programme, funded by the Prince of Wales`s Charitable Foundation. The network is backed by a team from LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), Innovation for Agriculture, the Organic Research Centre and the Soil Association and is supported by Waitrose. The network is made up of a growing group of farmers, advisors, researchers and businesses; working together to tackle the stark challenges which farming faces.

For more information view the Innovative Farmers website here...

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