Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Improved public land use planning and regulation, green belt protection, reduced dependence on pesticides, more sustainable livestock farming, organic and no-till farming, urban agriculture/farming, local food production, afforestation, conservation, carbon sequestration and more...

Your latest land use, food and agriculture stories

Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale

Supporting the community to improve their health and wellbeing through horticulture.

Rochdale
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

IBERS Energy Crop Biology

Increasing energy crop yield, resilience, and carbon sequestration potential.

Ceredigion
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Norwich FarmShare

Growing sustainable food for the local community using low-impact farming methods.

Norwich
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Stroud Valleys Project

Enriching lives and transforming places through a host of interconnected environmental projects.

Stroud
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Rhug Estate Low Carbon Project

Measuring and rolling out a carbon management plan to reduce emissions to net zero.

Denbighshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

You and CO2

Educating secondary school students about climate change mitigation through storytelling.

Denbighshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Transport

Think big locally

Why Land Use, Food & Agriculture?

Farming and other forms of land use are highly exposed to environmental changes, and those who work and manage the land have much to lose as well as gain. Agriculture as a whole is a carbon emitter, although emissions from food production and livestock farming can be reduced by encouraging healthier diets, reducing food waste, and changing land management practices. Our shifts in food demand and farming practices may increase land for restorative use, with productivity redefined based on the ability to capture carbon, prevent flooding or improve biodiversity.

Achieving The Impossible Dream

The community of Langholm in southern Scotland fundraised £millions to buy 5,000 acres of local land for a new nature reserve. Hear how they achieved this.

All land use, food and agriculture initiatives

Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale

Supporting the community to improve their health and wellbeing through horticulture.

Rochdale
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

IBERS Energy Crop Biology

Increasing energy crop yield, resilience, and carbon sequestration potential.

Ceredigion
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Norwich FarmShare

Growing sustainable food for the local community using low-impact farming methods.

Norwich
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Stroud Valleys Project

Enriching lives and transforming places through a host of interconnected environmental projects.

Stroud
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Rhug Estate Low Carbon Project

Measuring and rolling out a carbon management plan to reduce emissions to net zero.

Denbighshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

You and CO2

Educating secondary school students about climate change mitigation through storytelling.

Denbighshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Transport

Derwydd Cyf

Farming in ways that save the environment by saving money.

Conwy
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

River Clwyd Natural Flood Risk Management

Piloting a collaborative and natural approach to mitigating flooding on the River Clywd.

Denbighshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Chyan Community Field

A stunning 26-acre permaculture project & community farm in rural Cornwall.

Cornwall
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Global Gardens Project

Our vision is to create a growing space that supports community-based sharing of food and cultures.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Tarras Valley Nature Reserve

Creating a large-scale, community-owned nature reserve

Dumfries and Galloway
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

The BioComposites Centre (BC) ERL Controlled Growth Room

Helping decarbonise industrial sectors in Wales and across the UK.

Cardiff
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
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