BASIS Foundation Award in Organic Farming

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

21st September 2021

OF&G has teamed up with independent awarding body in food production and land management, BASIS, to deliver the new Foundation Award in Organic Farming, which was officially launched at the Groundswell event on 23 & 24 June 2021.

Information sheet

Open to all farmers and advisers looking to enhance their knowledge and expertise specific to organic systems, the qualification will act as a stepping-stone towards more advanced certifications in the future.

The award will provide a comprehensive introduction to organic farming and organic legislation, primarily crop and livestock production, soil management and conversion planning.

Candidates will complete five modules via training delivered in small groups, supported by independent study, over four days.

Successful completion of the training, followed with a written examination, will allow candidates to join the BASIS Professional Register of Organic Farmers and Advisers as associate members, which demonstrates a commitment to professional development in the organic sector.

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Syllabus for the BASIS Foundation Award in Organic Farming