Sustainable intensification or mixed farming – which way for food security and a stable climate?

Against a background of significant global soil loss spanning over half a century, which threatens future food security, the French government has set a target of rebuilding soil carbon by 0.4% per annum and called on other countries to do the same. 

Can this be done by sustainable intensification, or does it need a return to mixed farming? 

Speakers: 
Patrick Holden (Chair) 
Guy Smith (NFU) 
Richard Young (Sustainable Food Trust) 
Tim May (Kingsclere Estates)

 

Audio recording:

 

Video and article:

Sustainable Food Trust report and video

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