25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

15 February 2018
Trees on arable farms

AFINET meeting - Cambridgeshire



17 January 2018
Agroforestry innovation leaflets published

Factsheets produced by AGFORWARD on Innovation and best practice

16 January 2018
Challenges of organic arable farming

Free online course on OK-Net Arable



19 January 2018
Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm

ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

Dr. Stefano Orsini

Job title

Senior Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: stefano.o (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44 (0)1488 658298 - extn. 537

Academic qualifications

PhD: Orsini, S. (2012) On land management: landholders’ attitudes to land and farming in Valdera, Tuscany; PhD thesis, University of Pisa, Italy.

MSc in Agricultural Science, University of Pisa, Italy.

Main roles and responsibilities

Socio-economic team.

Currently involved in the following projects:

  • iSAGE – Innovation for Sustainable Sheep and Goat Production in Europe.
  • Distribution of the added value of the organic food chain.

Research interests

Rural development; agricultural and environmental policy evaluation; socio-economic analysis of the agricultural sector.

Selected publications

Sanders J, Gambelli D, Lernoud J, Orsini S, Padel S, Stolze M, Willer H, Zanoli R (2016) Distribution of the added value of the organic food chain. Thünen Institute of Farm Economics. Braunschweig.

Orsini S (2014) Explaining land management decisions to understand local landscape functions and change. Some insights from Tuscany. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 18 (8), 934-949.

Orsini S (2014) Landscape polarisation, hobby farmers, and a valuable hill in Tuscany: understanding landscape dynamics in a peri-urban context. Danish Journal of Geography, 113 (1), 53-64.