Nurturing nature within farming

Chair: Patrick Holden (Sustainable Food Trust) Speakers: Ian Boyd (Cotswold Hill Farmer), Ian Dillon (RSPB Hope Farm), Jenny Phelps (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, Gloucestershire)

Sustainable intensification suggests that we should give nature a chance only at the margins, to compensate for the damage done by machinery and chemicals. How can we integrate respect and support for the natural environment within the whole farming cycle rather than in separate, protected islands – and does it pay? Farmers will report on how they have significantly increased the biodiversity on their farms whilst continuing to generate revenue.

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Jenny Phelps – Nurturing Nature PowerPoint

Ian Dillon – Nurturing Nature PowerPoint

Ian Boyd – Nurturing Nature PowerPoint

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