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Providing information on organic food and farming in Wales
About Organic Centre Wales
About Organic Centre Wales:Based at Aberystwyth University, the Organic Centre Wales (OCW) was established in 2000 as a focal point for the dissemination of information on organic food and farming to producers and other interested parties in Wales. It has since extended its focus to public education, public procurement, policy and strategy development, thus providing support to the whole of the organic community in Wales.
OCW is run by a partnership of three organisations actively involved in organic farming research and knowledge transfer in Wales: ADAS, The Organic Research Centre Elm Farm and Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University. OCW core staff are responsible for the co-ordination of the different areas of activity, with the partners responsible for much of the delivery of services to producers and others.
OCW funding has come from the Welsh Government (WG) together with funds from the European Union EAFRD which provides the Better Organic Business Links Supply Chain Efficiencies project for the organic sector.
The BOBL project, and with it the funds to employ dedicated staff at OCW, came to an end on 31 August 2015. OCW is continuing, albeit as a more 'virtual' centre, supported by its partners ORC, IBERS and ADAS with continuing Welsh Government funding. The website and helpline (01970 622100) continue to operate along with the monthly ebulletin. Click here to subscribe.
Organic Centre Wales, IBERS, Gogerddan Campus
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB
T:01970 622248 E: firstname.lastname@example.org