A new UN report has urged for better land management and dietary changes in efforts to limit the impact of climate change and allowing land to cope with the pressures of growing populations.
Keeping global warming to well below 2° can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors – including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report today, Thursday, August 8.
The report, titled “Climate Change and Land”, finds that the world is best placed to tackle climate change when there is an overall focus on sustainability.
Land must remain productive to maintain food security as the population...
Gillshaw Farm, Udimore Road, Rye. East Sussex, TN31 6AB
A residential farm extending in total to approximately 353.75 acres with component parts as follows:
- Gillshaw Farmhouse: A detached Grade II Listed 4 bedroom farmhouse
- Gillshaw Farm Cottage: A detached 2 bedroom farm cottage
- Nos 1 & 2 Gillshaw Gate Cottages: A pair of 3 bedroom semi-detached period cottages
- Farm Buildings: A range of modern and traditional farm buildings predominantly in agricultural use
- Solar Array: A 50kWa ground mounted solar array
- Agricultural Land and Woodland: Predominantly Grade III agricultural land extending in total to approximately 345.97 acres, broken down as follows: -
- 270.72 acres of...
In response to the IPCC report on land use across the world and its impact on the climate, NFU President Minette Batters said: “Having gone through the report in detail, it is clear that the IPCC recognises the important role animal products play in a balanced diet, and when produced in sustainably in low greenhouse gas emission systems is actually part of the solution to climate change.
“It is therefore incredibly frustrating to see this inflated within some part of the media to recommending a reduction of meat consumption in the UK.
“I take this opportunity to reiterate that our aspiration to become net zero – reducing our greenhouse gas footprint and offsetting...
FG 'Ploughing Through Brexit' with Vicki Hird & John Wilkes
Hosts Will Evans and FG’s chief reporter Abi Kay were joined for the latest Ploughing Through Brexit podcast by Vicki Hird, who is a campaign strategist, freelance consultant, and sustainable farming campaign coordinator at Sustain, and John Wilkes, international livestock industry consultant and Farmer’s Guardian’s official ‘man in Washington'.
Together they discussed the ins and outs of a potential trade deal between the UK & USA, and it's implications for farmers and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.
AHDB invests in practical support for growers facing chemistry loss
Written by JamesTaylor
AHDB’s Strategic Potato Farm network is carrying out a variety of trials to ensure growers have effective alternatives for banned chemicals such as diquat and CIPC.
The trials currently being undertaken on the network of five farms – based in Perthshire, West Suffolk, Shropshire, Somerset and North Lincolnshire – are supported by research funded by AHDB, ensuring the results are both robust and commercially viable.
Today there has been coverage in the I paper and ENDS Report on recent incorrect claims that Natural England is “crowdfunding” to deliver its statutory functions, following statements made by Mark Avery. These claims are simply untrue.
Organisations other than charities are allowed to receive donations. In our case, these generous donations enable us to go above and beyond to do even more for the environment and for people than we can through...
The fourth national round of the popular Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund opened this week for applications. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Groups of farmers and landowners are now able to bid for a share of the £2.5 million Countryside Stewardship Facilitation fund, with applications open until 4 October, according to the latest announcement from Defra. It is expected to support approximately 40 new facilitation groups to deliver large-scale environment improvement in their area over the next three years. Improvements could include natural flood prevention, enhancing wildlife habitats or planting more trees. To apply, groups must submit plans showing how...
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