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  • 05 Mar 2015

    Getting inspired by international agriculture with Green Shoots AgriTour

    Farm Manager David Jones of Morley Farms, Norfolk, shares his experience of a Green Shoots AgriTour
    Is it time to put things into perspective?
    It’s all too easy to be comfortable in your own life and work. That’s why it’s  fascinating to really see what’s happening  elsewhere in other peoples’ businesses, cultures and perspectives. In November 2014 I jetted off […]

  • 19 Dec 2014

    New AgriTour South Africa for March 2015

    Following on from the success of AgriTour South Africa 2014 we are delighted to be running another one, in March 2015.

    AgriTour South Africa 2015, which Susie Emmett of Green Shoots will lead in March 2015, will spend six days visiting farm businesses in the Western Cape using innovative approaches and management styles on a range of crops. […]

  • 19 Dec 2014

    AgriTour South Africa a Success

    Nine UK farmers had a fantastically inspiring time on the Green Shoots AgriTour of South Africa in November 2014.

    In six days of travel through marvellously productive farmed Western Cape landscape they were able to see the best of good agricultural practice on all sorts of farms. They also witnessed the power of agriculture to do good.

    Soil […]

  • 06 Nov 2014

    Farming study tour of South Africa

    Why go on a farming study tour of South Africa? Farms in South Africa that grow to exacting standards in challenging climatic conditions have extraordinarily good agricultural, business and environmental management to share.

    The Green Shoots AgriTour South Africa in November 2014 takes a group of nine UK farmers to explore the challenges faced by domestic and export farming in the […]

  • 17 Dec 2013

    Agri-Tour Kenya in 2014: innovative integrated farm management

    The hunt is on to select another nine UK farmers for an amazing and mind-expanding agricultural adventure in East Africa. The experience of seeing good agricultural practice and innovative integrated farm management in Agri-Tour Kenya 2013 proved such a success for the farmers on the first tour that we have the go ahead for another […]

  • 25 Nov 2013

    Understanding Biological Control of Pests

    UK farmer Charles Bracey shares some of the things that amaze him during the Green Shoots agri-tour of Kenya.

    Like many farmers he uses pesticides to control pests if they attack his crops. In Kenya he was interested to find that the company Real IPM is the leading biological control company in Africa and serving growers on […]

  • 21 Nov 2013

    Resourceful farming on the Equator in Kenya

    Farm Manager David Jones is on the Green Shoots AgriTour in Kenya and shares his impressions .

    “The businesses in Kenya – KHE (Kenyan Horticultural Exports) at Ontilili and Finlays at Ibis Farm – that grow crops that supply UK supermarkets really impressed me with their attention to detail. They are producing crops to a high standard to meet […]