Soil Association: Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme

Our objectives

The Soil Association is the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health. It now has over 150 staff based in Bristol and Edinburgh and working as certification inspectors across the country.

Any special conditions

The research fund supports agroecological approaches to farming.  Eligible research topics are identified by farmers and growers and publicised by the Soil Association, over a series of funding rounds, on its website and through farming and academic press.  Those who have registered an interest are alerted personally to each new funding round.  Applications are made on a simple proposal form, circulated in response to an expression of interest in a topic.

To be considered for funding, applications must:

  • Respond to one of the identified producer needs, challenges or ideas highlighted in the research call.
  • Show evidence that they have been developed jointly between at least one professional researcher and one UK-based farmer or grower.
  • Make research outputs publically available.

How to contact us

Further information about the research fund is available on the Soil Association website:

The research fund forms part of the Duchy originals Future Farming Programme: details of which can be found through the website link on the left.

Further information and registration of interest can be obtained by contacting Euan Brierley, using the links on the left of the page

Soil Association: Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme
South Plaza
Marlborough Street

Contact name:
Euan Brierley
Position:Research Manager
Tel:0117 3145151

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