Study: Nature-friendly farming boosts wildlife without damaging food production

Nature-friendly farming practices can increase local bird and wildlife populations without compromising food production, a decade-long research project by the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) has found. Scientists spent 10 years closely monitoring the impacts of a large-scale Defra funded experiment to assess the efficacy of more sustainable farming practices and their impact … Read more

Morrisons to send in ‘Tree Advisors’ to help its farmers boost woodland coverage

Morrisons has appointed a team of ‘Tree Advisors’ to help support its network of 3,000 farmers towards becoming more tree- and biodiversity-friendly, the supermarket announced today. As part of a partnership with Natural England and the Forestry Commission, the tree advisors employed by Morrisons are set to provide specialist advice to UK farmers on “the … Read more

Virgin Money launches £200m fund to help UK farmers cut emissions

A £200m fund to help UK farmers make the transition to net zero agriculture has been launched today by Virgin Money. Dubbed the Agri E Fund, it aims to offer lower cost loans that can be used to invest in measures which reduce on-farm emissions, such as installing renewable power sources, energy efficiency initiatives and … Read more