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...

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Tree and Woodland Delivery Plan

Planting more trees to increase tree cover across Bath & North East Somerset.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Barton Farms Direct Drilling System

Reducing cultivations and enhancing change into controlled traffic farm practises

Bassetlaw
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Good Vibe Veg

Reducing the carbon footprint of our food supply in Somerset.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Tatton Group

Reducing carbon with Anette McDonald from Tatton Group on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Cheshire East
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Bowland Priority Peat

Restoring peatland habitat in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lancaster
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Shed 1 Distillery

Placing sustainability at the heart of small batch gin distilling.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • 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.

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Home Grown Here

Scaling-up vegetable growing in Cumbria to transform the local food system and supply chain.

Carlisle
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Farm Urban

Reducing carbon with Paul Myers from Farm Urban on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

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
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