Smallholding links

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Accidental Smallholder exploits of a smallholding couple in Scotland
Agecon: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics productivity of large v small farms (small more productive)
Campaign for Real Farming campaign for “Farming that is expressly designed to provide everyone everywhere with food of the highest quality, forever, without wrecking the rest of the world”
College for Real Farming & Food Culture ‘A complete re-think of agriculture and all that goes with it’
Ecological Land Co-op articles on the economics of smallholding
the Ecologist want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers
Farm Hack worldwide community of farmers providing open source knowledge and tools
Farming Records UK agricultural and accounting record books
Green Shifters Smallholdings to sell, buy, rent or swap
Landworkers’ Alliance The UK equivalent of La Via Campesina, LWA is an organisation of farmers, growers and land-based workers campaigning for policies to support small farm livelihoods, building alliances and encouraging solidarity.
One Planet Council independent voluntary body which enables and promotes One Planet Development i.e. gaining planning permission and the right to live and work on your own land (Wales)
Organic seed catalogue seeds for all your organic needs, including heritage varieties
Organic Research Centre very affordable courses and a wealth of information for organic smallholders
Real Seed catalogue You’ll find no F1 hybrids or genetically modified seed here – just varieties that do really well and taste great when grown by hand on a garden scale
River Cottage Hugh and friends
Scottish Crofting Federation protecting and promoting the interests of crofters and the crofting community.
Small Farm Training Group enabling members to learn better farming, smallholding and horticultural skills. This group is based in the south east, but there are similar groups across the country
Small is Bountiful please read this article, and the references at the bottom: smallholdings produce more food per acre than large farms
Smallholding Societies list of local smallholding societies in the UK
Smallholding-Wales buying and selling smallholdings in Wales
Tamar organic seeds organic seeds including onions, garlic and potatoes
UK Agroecology Research overview of research on ecological agriculture in the UK, compiled by the Ecological Land Co-op
UK Land & Farms search for land in the UK
UNCTAD ‘Wake Up Before It’s Too Late’. UN report: smallholdings produce more food, more sustainably, than industrial agriculture
WWOOF (global) Federation of WWOOF Organisations around the world
WWOOF UK matches volunteers with organic farms and smallholdings