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

Sustainable Food Places

Exploring and addressing food issues across the borough.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Keeran Moss Peatland Restoration

Restoring a 30-hectare peatland site for biodiversity and carbon storage.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Ten Stories About Food Waste

Raising awareness of the environmental impact of food waste and how to stop it.

Belfast
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Farming Carbon

Researching sustainable farming to systemise and scale for maximum environmental impact.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Garron Bog Restoration

Restoring and enhancing Northern Ireland's largest area of blanket intact bog.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

NI Water Hydrogen Project

Quantifying the benefits of co-locating an electrolyser at a wastewater treatment works.

Belfast
  • Flooding & drought
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

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.

All land use, food and agriculture initiatives

Sustainable Food Places

Exploring and addressing food issues across the borough.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Keeran Moss Peatland Restoration

Restoring a 30-hectare peatland site for biodiversity and carbon storage.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Ten Stories About Food Waste

Raising awareness of the environmental impact of food waste and how to stop it.

Belfast
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Farming Carbon

Researching sustainable farming to systemise and scale for maximum environmental impact.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Garron Bog Restoration

Restoring and enhancing Northern Ireland's largest area of blanket intact bog.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

NI Water Hydrogen Project

Quantifying the benefits of co-locating an electrolyser at a wastewater treatment works.

Belfast
  • Flooding & drought
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

Tullychurry Forest

Trialling the cell bunding technique at a forest to bog restoration site.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Garron Peatland Restoration

Restoring peatland for people, nature and climate.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

The Food Forest Project

Bringing people together using food forest hubs to benefit our community and the environment.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Tod College Climate Challenge

Offering a free 6-month course in practical sustainability for over 16s in Todmorden.

Calderdale
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Transforming Waste

Transforming horticultural bi-products into a commercialisation opportunity.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Dundee Food Growing Strategy

Encouraging people to grow their own food in Dundee.

Dundee City
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
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