Phil is Head of Farming, Training and Partnerships at the GWCT Allerton Project. The farm based in Leicestershire has, until recently, been in an 800 hectare, arable and livestock joint venture.
The demonstration farm has been extremely influential in feeding into UK landscape policy and is involved in many National and European collaborations. Carbon and biodiversity form the cornerstones of a climate friendly approach to land management. Phil has an interest in streamlining policy and research into practical effective applications for farmers and land managers.
Phil is the current Chair of the Voluntary Initiative, an industry led organization promoting the responsible use of plant protection products through the adoption of an IPM-based approach to deliver responsible protection of environmental resources and sustainable food production.
Phil is a member of the National Farmers Union, Environmental Forum and a former Chair.
Phil completed an MSc in Sustainable Agricultural Management.
As the UK population increases and the area of land available to produce good quality food is in decline, there continues to be a demand to produce more from less. The use of new approaches will support growers to become more resilient and sustainable, but we also need to look after and improve the wider […]
Kellogg’s Origins projects help farmers implement sustainable agricultural practices around the world. To date they have worked with more than 400,000 farmers, focusing on the use of environmental farming practices to improve livelihoods. In the UK the programme has been running since 2013, working with a group of progressive farmers to help them explore new […]