Pioneering Suffolk research farm Wakelyns was established in 1994 by our friend and mentor the late professor Martin Wolfe to test and develop agroforesty approaches that integrate annual crops (like lentils and cereals) with trees and other perennial plants.
Martin aimed to increase diversity in fields and between fields, an approach that increases overall yields and ensures the farm is better able to cope with climatic variability, pest and disease pressures and is less dependent on inputs, like fertiliser, from outside the farm.
The farm has four agroforestry silvo-arable systems; hazel coppice, willow coppice, a fruit and nut tree system and a mixed hardwood and fruit tree system. The trees are planted in rows or as production hedges running north/south with organic crops grown in rotation within the 10-12m wide alleys.
Published by the Organic Research Centre and Woodland Trust, this booklet offers a fascinating and inspiring insight into the development, practice and legacy of Wakelyns.View full product details
A superb and beautiful book that serves as both a guide to the pulses of the world and their many benefits with an inspiring cookbook with recipes contributed by chefs from across the globe.
Published by the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) to mark the 2016 International Year of Pulses this book is a must for all lovers of pulses.View full product details
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The culmination of the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission's investigation into where our food comes from and how our food and farming system can be transformed for the benefit of people and the planet.
Don't miss the accompanying Field Guide for the Future.View full product details
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Accompanying the RSA report Our Future in the Land, The Field Guide for the Future is a practical guide, with interviews and stories from the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission's work across the UK, including findings from their devolved and locally led inquires in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Devon, Cumbria and Lincolnshire.
The case studies of good practice and stories of change within the field guide hint at a better future.
With space to make your own notes and a discussion kit, the guide includes interviews and stories on:
To mark the 2016 World Soil Day's focus on soil and pulses, the FAO has published Soils and Pulses, Symbiosis for Life, a comprehensive report on the complementary importance of soil and pulses for food security and nutrition.View full product details