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New support service launched to help UK farmers convert to organic

Staff Writer |
A support service has been launched to provide free advice to organic farmers and those considering organic conversion.

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The Organic Advice, Support and Information Service (OASIS) has been developed collaboratively by independent farm consultancy Abacus Agriculture and Organic Farmers and Growers who certify over half the organic land in the UK.

With 60 years’ experience in the sector Abacus Agriculture and Organic Farmers and Growers are aiming to help farmers decide whether organic conversion is right for their farm business, as well as providing existing organic farmers with the latest management and technical guidance.

Ian Knight, director at Abacus Agriculture, says a key objective of OASIS is to encourage farmers to carefully consider organic as a viable and sustainable option for future prosperity.

OASIS’ new website offers accurate information about organic conversion, says Knight.

Alongside the website, OASIS has a helpline to a team of advisors that farmers can call.

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