Green Food Report: Land Tenure is a missing link

We are overlooking the importance of land tenure in trying to map the future balance between food production and the environment. Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has published the conclusions of its Green Food Project today (Green Food Project Conclusions, July 2012).   Further reports are also available from Defra, on its Green … Continue reading Green Food Report: Land Tenure is a missing link

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Peat and Carbon: imagine an A4 box, fill it with peat and store 4 ounces of carbon

I have been trying to understand the scale of carbon storage in peat this evening. The National Trust website told me that one cubic metre of peat can store about 100 kg of carbon.  It went on to say that this amount of carbon is produced by a car travelling 2,000 miles.  I wanted to … Continue reading Peat and Carbon: imagine an A4 box, fill it with peat and store 4 ounces of carbon

University funding and the future of upland farming

"Blogging", "blogging" or just plain blogging?  This is my first venture into blogging so let's try to keep it plain.  The general theme of my blog is going to be education and the rural economy.  What is the blog: the individual article, or the collection of articles?  Is there another collective noun?  Until I know … Continue reading University funding and the future of upland farming