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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Leeds Greener School Meals

Reducing carbon emissions with greener school meals.

Leeds
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

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

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.

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Trent Flood Technology

Building resilience to our at-risk communities, utilising advancements in technology.

Ashfield
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Miner2Major

Conserving the important habitats, special species and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest.

Ashfield
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

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
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