The Bulmer Foundation has a long history of working with orchards and farmers. You can view our current & historic project work in this area by selecting the categories below:
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New ideas from farmers and research are put to the test by practitioners themselves. Problem-shooting workshops with farmers can spark important debate within the industry.
Involving farmers in research means results are more relevant and exposes grant funders, researchers and policy makers to their needs. Engaging farmers in the research process is an educational experience and dissemination of results to a wider audience can bring about industry-wide change in practice to more sustainable ways of farming.
Bringing farmers with different cultural management styles together and designing research that will provide wins for all.
Seeking step changes in horticultural practice which make sense for the farmer and the environment alike.