Centre for Rural Research, University of Exeter
Duchy College Farm Management and Professional Development Unit – This gives details regarding VTS courses presently available.
This DEFRA site gives general details about the Vocational Training Scheme
The Organic Impacts site is a dedicated to the latest research on Organic farming being undertaken at the Centre for Rural Research, at the University of Exeter. The range of work encompasses the spatial distribution of Organic farms, the socio-economic impact of Organic farming and development of the British Organic movement.
This project will explore the key hypothesis that organic farming provides an additional benefit to the rural economy over and above conventional agriculture. The research will explore the extent to which organic farming gives rise to greater economic and socio-economic linkages within rural economies (and the local economy) and, as a result, contributes to rural development.
The EBRG is currently involved in a major research project funded by the ESRC entitled 'Environmental Action in and Around the Home. Previous research has examined behavioural and attitudinal dimensions of recycling and generalised waste management behaviour in the home. Use the links below to find out more about our research activity