Revitalising agriculture through a restoration economy

    “We have an opportunity to create a Restoration Economy to deliver UK Government’s ambitions for 500,000-hectare ‘Nature Recovery Network’. This could be achieved in 5 or 6 years with the added bonus of delivering economic benefits to a new set of skilled labour in the rural environment” Environment Bank Chairman David Hill and former farm manager Chris Clark wrote in a piece for the Revitalization Journal…

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Land sparing on farms could revitalise UK biodiversity

  Agricultural land released from food production through yield increases can contribute to targets to increase biodiversity according to a new study published in Nature. Increased yield production, demand reduction practices and more traditional, sustainable, low-intensity farming play an important role within the agricultural sector of the restoration economy, by improving the environmental performance of farming and increasing areas of ecological value alongside the support of…

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Innovation in agriculture could enable us to rebuild UK biodiversity (new report)

A new countryside restoration of biodiversity in the UK We have an opportunity to create a Restoration Economy. We could deliver the Governments’ ambitions for a 500,000ha Nature Recovery Network as enshrined in the 25-year Environment Plan within 5 or 6 years, with the added bonus of delivering economic benefits to a new set of skilled labour in the rural environment where job prospects are currently…

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RSA progress report released outlining transition plan for agriculture

The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (of which our Chairman David Hill is a commissioner) progress report launches today. The report outlines the transition plan for agriculture in order to help them meet Sustainable Development Goals and ‘join the dots’ between food, farming and public health and to re-align resources in order to achieve better outcomes for citizens. The document is the culmination of work…

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