25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

30 January 2018
Intercropping field lab

An opportunity to develop research questions, identify synergies and determine what to trial



19 December 2017
ORC Bulletin 123 on its way!

And Bulletin 122 available for free download

11 December 2017
Soil Farmer of the Year competition

Entries open for 2018



7 December 2017
Intercropping opportunities

Farmers invited to take part in diverse cropping project to increase yields

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