Niels Corfield has been working to deliver a truly sustainable food system for over 10 years. He is an advisor, researcher, educator, designer, grower and nurseryman, working to create sustainable/regenerative landscapes, farms and spaces in the UK and Europe. He is focused on agroecological systems that are low maintenance and productive.
He advises and consults on: soil health, agroforestry, planned grazing and setting-up on-farm crop trials. He provides whole-farm planning and design services for transition farm operations, through an inclusive/participatory framework.
He also offers a specialist mapping service to growers and farmers to facilitate decision-making and planning.
He is a soils researcher, technician and demonstrator and is coordinating the PFLA soils monitoring project – establishing an empiric case for healthy soils on pasture and mixed farms. As well as conducting a cover crops trial on arable and horticulture operations in the UK. He has carried out on-farm soil assessments with a number of farmers and growers in the SW, Wales, the SE and the North.
He delivers specialist training courses for farmers, growers and land managers. He is a demonstrator of in-field monitoring practices and surveying on-farm.
He is committed to an information-lead approach to land-based decision making and management practices. He works closely with Vidacycle, SioBio Lab & Field Margin.