27 February 2018
Wonderful woodchip!

A practical one day workshop on using ramial woodchip, woodchip compost etc.

27 March 2018
CFE Hedge event at Elm Farm

Make hedge management work for your business & the environment



14 February 2018
Organic sector booming worldwide

57.8 million ha of organic land - The organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars

13 February 2018
Addressing the crisis for new entrants to farming

Ecological Land Cooperative campaign for donations of land for new entrants to ecological agriculture.



7 February 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feeding pigs and poultry

Dr. Kevin Waldie

Job title

Agroforestry Research Communicator

Contact details

Email prefix: kevin.w (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44 (0)1488 658298 - extn. 567
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0HR

Academic qualifications

BA Social Anthropology, University of Kent
MA (econ) Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
PhD Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
MA, Documentary Practice, University of Brunel

Main roles and responsibilities

To work within the agroforestry programme to collate and prepare information for publication to inform a wide range of target audiences, including producers, food businesses, advisers, researchers and policy-makers.

To manage agroforestry social media accounts, and help organise events through which research findings can be disseminated to key stakeholders.

Assist with data collection and research within the agroforestry projects.

Research interests

  • Social factors affecting the adoption of organic agricultural practices, and consumption of organic products
  • Potential to mainstream organic farming practices in Africa and Asia to promote resilience and sustainability.
  • Organic urban agriculture
  • Engagement of youth in organic farming

External activities

Selected publications

Graves AR, Matthews RB, Waldie K (2003) Low external input technologies for livelihood improvement in subsistence agriculture. Advances in Agronomy 82: 474-555.

Waldie K (2004) Youth and Rural Livelihoods LEISA: Magazine on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture, 20:2: 6-8, June