Elm Farm Research Centre

The Organic Research Centre is a registered charity based on Elm Farm, whose business is to develop and support sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems, primarily within local economies, which build on organic/agro-ecological principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, people and our environment.

We believe we can develop a genuinely sustainable, equitable and healthy food system based on production methods that husband finite resources and enhance biodiversity.

The Centre is the UK’s leading independent research, development and advisory institution for organic agriculture, having played a pivotal role in the development of organic research, policy and standards since 1980.

We disseminate information through advisory services, training and courses, website, articles and policy papers, scientific papers and publications and the production of a regular journal – the Bulletin.