who we are

Abby Rose Co-producer & Co-host of Farmerama

A farmer and soil health advocate, Abby was named one of 50 New Radicals by The Guardian and Nesta in 2018 for her work developing simple apps that help build ecology, profitability and beauty on farms around the world.

Five years ago, together with Jo Barratt, Abby co-founded the award-winning British podcast, Farmerama Radio. The monthly show has quickly become a leading voice in the global regenerative movement highlighting the positive role farmers play in determining the future of the earth and its people. 

Based in London, Abby splits her time between working on her family farm, Vidacycle, in Chile, and visiting farms on multiple continents learning from soils and understanding what it’s going to take to build a more ecological farming future. 

Abby was named in Code Hospitality’s Top 100 Influential Women in Hospitality 2020, and has been featured widely in the press on the importance of regenerative agriculture when it comes to our food, our health and the environment.

Jo Barratt Co-producer & Co-host of Farmerama

Jo is co-producer and co-host of Farmerama. Jo is a radio producer who has a variety of other professional interests including working with Open Data and multi-sensory design. In all his work he is interested in finding ways of helping people pay more attention, understand and connect to the world around them.

 

 

 

 

Katie Revell Co-producer & Co-host of Farmerama
Katie is an audio and video producer with a longstanding interest in agriculture. She sees food – and therefore farming – as the crux of the way humans relate to “the environment”, and to each other. Although not (yet) a farmer or grower herself, she’s fascinated and awed by the practical, social and philosophical work that farmers and other food producers do. Katie was lead producer of our award-winning Cereal series.

 

 

 

Eliza Jenkins Farmerama Community Development

Eliza is fascinated by Conservation Agriculture, having grown up on the Groundswell farm in Hertfordshire, which practices no-till and mob-grazing cattle, as well as hosting an annual conservation agriculture conference. The atmosphere of possibility there is contagious, and her interests in sustainable farming have been nurtured through inspiring, forward-thinking people and projects at home. She is particularly interested in the carbon sequestration potential of well-farmed soil, and farms that take an ecological approach with diversification.

 

 

 

Olivia Oldham Farmerama Community Development

Olivia is a writer, activist and aspiring farmer who is passionate about regenerative agriculture and helping to nourish fair, just and joyful food futures. A soon-to-be graduate of a Masters programme at the University of Oxford in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, she spends her spare time volunteering other sustainable food-related organisations, and blogging about food, farming and the environment.

 

 

 

Annie Landless Farmerama Community Development

Annie is a farmer’s daughter and good food lover! She spent time in Berlin building communities for a tech education company before returning to London to do the same for The Food Assembly. Since helping out with online community development for Farmerama and our sister company Vidacycle, she’s started an Agriculture Diploma at RAU in Cirencester. Annie plans to return to her family farm one day to take it forward in a regenerative way, so we can continue to enjoy the beauty, bounty and peace of the countryside with all its biodiversity intact.

 

 

Hanna Söderlund Community Development Lead

 

Hanna is interested in growing, sustainable food production and agroecological land management. She has recently finished training in organic horticulture at OrganicLea, and hopes to continue learning from other small-scale farms and market gardens as she moves from London to Somerset.

Alongside Farmerama, she works on projects to promote food growing and environmental education in schools, and with data and systems development at food waste and farm-to-restaurant business Pale Green Dot.

 

 

 

Nigel Akehurst  previously a Co-host of Farmerama.

Nigel is a third-generation farmer, photojournalist and editor. He is passionate about showcasing stories of sustainable farming and food culture to a mainstream audience. In 2013 he founded Indie Farmer, an online magazine devoted to celebrating the new breed of “indie farmers” – small-scale producers, growers, livestock keepers and rural entrepreneurs – who are redefining tradition and exploring new ways to farm and produce real food. He also works with his parents on their small family farm in East Sussex, where they produce grass-fed beef from a suckler herd of Sussex cattle and lamb from a breeding flock of Mules and Suffolk cross ewes.