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From factory farmer to free-range rancher

When pointing out the problems with industrial livestock production, Compassion in World Farming is often asked how farmers can improve their systems. One bold Georgian has led…

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Putting "culture" back into agriculture

Just 30 miles south of London lies a secret gem: Tablehurst Farm. Peter and Brigitte Brown founded the East Sussex biodynamic enterprise in 1994 after it had been used as a…

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Silvopastoralism

Producing livestock in tropical areas can be challenging. This is because of the weather constraints that reduce plant (and so animal) growth. Here, plants tend to have a lower…

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Agroecology: Ecologically-smart farming

Agroecology is the study of ecological processes that affect agriculture and may refer to a science, movement or practice. It looks at the interaction between flora and fauna…

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The Cape’s Free-Range Crusader

Angus McIntosh is not like your typical South African farmer. He grew up in a cattle farm to the north of the country, but after a brief stint in London as a stockbroker, moved…

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Emotionally, economically & environmentally enhancing agriculture

TIME Magazine calls him “the world’s most innovative farmer” and The Atlantic newspaper refers to him as “the high priest of grassfarming"; clearly Joel Salatin is someone who has…

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The Welfare of Farmed Rabbits in Commercial Production Systems - A Scientific Review

A new scientific report has found that “current legislation does not adequately address the welfare needs of rabbits within existing farmed systems”.

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Sowing Fresh Seeds: Food, Farming and Animal Welfare post Brexit

As the UK will no longer be tied into the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, Brexit gives us the opportunity to think about food and farming from scratch. Compassion in World…

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Help end the EU’s cruel live animal export trade

The EU exports over two million cattle & sheep a year to the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The long journeys and slaughter practices in this region impose immense…

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Reducing meat consumption: should the focus be on ruminants or monogastrics

Many studies show that reducing meat consumption would benefit the environment and our health. However because ruminants (cattle and sheep) have higher greenhouse gas emissions…

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