Date(s) - 27th June 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The UK Government’s Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) is intended to support the rural economy while achieving the goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan, with a commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Focusing on the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes, ELMs will provide new incentives – and challenges – for farmers, growers and land managers across the nation.
The South West has a wealth of expertise in environmental management both on land and at sea. Farming is at the heart of the South West, with agriculture accounting for around 80% of its land use as a critical cornerstone to the region’s economy.
– What examples of effective, sustainable land management initiatives are already taking place in the region?
– What direction, research and technical support is needed to protect our food security and ensure local farms are part of the climate solution for a healthy future?
This event welcomes you to hear from local agricultural and environmental leaders, including Sir Harry Studholme, former chairman of the UK Forestry Commission and local Devon farmer, on the steps needed to develop a culture of nature friendly and regenerative farming. This is framed against the backdrop of the Government’s ELMS direction and its predicted impacts, before narrowing in on the relevance to and influence on the South West region.
Gain insight into the University’s cutting-edge research in the agriculture sector, recognised as the UK’s number 1 for research impact in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
For more information and to book you place, see the event details here.