natural capital

  1. TFF

    The clamour for carbon

    New markets for natural capital look enticing, if not a little intimidating. 4AR explores the prospects and pitfalls for the on-farm innovator. There’s something unnerving going on when elderly landowners in Wales are cold-called and asked if they’d be interested in selling their farm at an...
  2. GOV.UK RSS

    Biodiversity indicator data

    Biodiversity indicator data Written by defrablogs The Blue Tit is a native bird that breeds in the UK. There has been coverage in recent days by New Scientist and ENDS Report of Defra’s decision to only publish key biodiversity indicator data in 2022. The coverage includes incorrect claims...
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    carbon audit

    just had my farm assurance inspection and its been intimated i will need a carbon audit to pass next year, is this a fact or more bull
  4. TFF

    Potential Co-benefits and trade-offs between improved soil management, climate change mitigation and 2022-07-26

    Abstract Maximising resource-use efficiency, productivity and environmental sustainability are all fundamental requirements to raise global food production by ~70 per cent in order to feed a world population of ~9.7 billion people by 2050. Perhaps the most vital resource within our capacity to...
  5. TFF

    ‘Work smarter, not harder’ by managing your environmental features digitally

    This is a phrase we are all familiar with – in fact, in the past few years I've rarely gone more than two conferences or webinars without someone saying it, including me. However, now more than ever it resonates with me for our industry. Growers are increasingly having to become experts in...
  6. TFF

    Nature-based Solutions – how should we plan and evaluate them? 2022-07-25

    Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have been defined many times, but these definitions can be summarised as “solutions to societal challenges that are inspired and supported by nature”. Examples would be the restoration of peat bogs to return them to net sinks of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or...
  7. TFF

    Natural capital and the future of land management

    Climate change and biodiversity loss are recognised as the two existential threats to our civilisation and the next few years will see a major transformation in how we use land so as to address these crises. The impacts on land use are liable to be even more significant in the uplands of Britain...
  8. TFF

    Farmers should take control of the upland uplift

    Farmers and land managers in upland areas of the UK are being urged to assess the value of the natural capital in their care and consider carefully how they can turn it to their economic advantage. Traditionally referred to as ‘less favoured areas’ it is this land that has great potential to...
  9. TFF

    New vision for natural capital combats the “green grabs”

    06 January 2022 Carbon trading and the treatment of natural capital have been high on the agenda at the Oxford Farming Conference. Speakers and delegates have highlighted potential risks associated with seeking to benefit from new markets now coming online. But there’s a call for farmers and...
  10. TFF

    First peatland carbon calculator launches

    Sandy, from Trinity Agtech, has launched a module for carbon footprinting lowland & upland peat. For many hill farms and fenland growers, this marks the first time they’ll be able to calculate a full carbon footprint. Peatlands cover 12% of the UK but disproportionately high impact carbon...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Farmland demand continues to outstrip supply

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farmland and estates are being snapped up by buyers more quickly than for several years as demand continues to outstrip supply according to Strutt & Parker. Analysis of Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database, which records the details of all farms...
  12. TFF

    Control Union launch regenerative agriculture platform

    ‍ Regenerative agriculture is an approach to food and farming that addresses major ecological and environmental challenges such as soil restoration, improving biodiversity, and increasing carbon sequestration. Benefits for farmers include improving land value, reducing inputs, and aligning their...
  13. TFF

    Rural Estates: Benchmarking Success

    The aim of this report is twofold. Firstly, to consider what makes Rural Estates successful regardless of size or geography. Secondly, to examine different benchmarking methodologies used by successful Rural Estates to account for the ‘total contribution of land stewardship’. These performance...
  14. TFF

    ADAS launches ADAS Natural Solutions

    ADAS, part of the RSK group, has launched an exciting new service that will help corporate clients create meaningful environmental impacts for their businesses and could even give them a new lease of life. Headed up by Associate Director Kat Evans, ADAS Natural Solutions brings together various...
  15. TFF

    A guide to carbon markets for farmers and landowners

    Carbon trading has become a major talking point for UK farmers and landowners, as interest grows in the potential to create new income streams by selling carbon credits. This short guide, produced by Strutt & Parker’s rural research team, aims to cut through some of the jargon that surrounds...
  16. TFF

    Opportunities and risks of large-scale land acquisition

    With natural capital and afforestation driving market interest and land values, a new report by SRUC has identified associated risks that need to be managed. Farmland values across the UK rose by 6.2 per cent in 2021, with Scotland experiencing the strongest growth in values of just over 31 per...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Scotland: Views sought on Land Reform Bill

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals for its new Land Reform Bill, which will be introduced by the end of next year. The bill aims to address long-standing concerns about the highly concentrated pattern of land ownership in rural...
  18. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable Farming Incentive is open for applications

    Good afternoon all, I wanted to let you know that we've opened the Sustainable Farming Incentive for applications today. You can find a summary of what's available in this initial rollout here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/a-summary-of-the-sfi-in-2022 - we'll be expanding the scheme to cover...
  19. Defra Farming

    Soil health: a UK-wide discussion

    Soil health: a UK-wide discussion Written by The Team Subsoiling is one aspect of approach to improving soil health. Credit: © Natural England/Jane Uglow In this post, we'll share a summary of the second meeting of the UK Agriculture Partnership (UKAP). It was held at the College of...
  20. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – The evidence of true prosperity

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF Managing the estate’s assets to maximise profitability has always been the core aim for Charlton Park in Wiltshire. CPM visits to find out how the same measured approach is now being applied to its natural capital. It’s not just...
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