Elizabeth Stockdale

Elizabeth Stockdale

2024

Elizabeth Stockdale is a soil specialist with over 30 years applied research experience in UK farming systems. She recently led the development of farmer-focussed approaches to measurement of soil health and on-farm toolkits for improved soil management. She leads farmer engagement and the development of training and KE materials to support farming system change to meet Net Zero targets and climate change adaptation and for regenerative agriculture more widely. She is also working with farmers to draw on their local knowledge to support the development of innovative regenerative solutions to meet long-term challenges (food production, environmental impacts, landscape restoration).

Regen Research Priorities

The Study

Where would the research effort and investment best help regenerative farming? Hear the findings from two recent reviews – a stocktake of farmers’ top priorities from across all sectors gathered by the NFU and Centre for Effective Innovation in Agriculture, and an independent assessment of the evidence on regen ag by ORC, NIAB and Agritech-E. […]

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Do We Sometimes Need to Break the Regen Principles to Get Regen Outcomes?

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If we recognise that context is key to effective implementation of the regenerative principles to deliver high quality food, soil and biodiversity outcomes whilst achieving Net Zero, then are there some circumstances where we need to break the regen principles to get regen outcomes? For example in drained lowland peat landscapes, water management is key […]

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Embedding Regen Principles Into Global Supply Chains: How Can it be Done?

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A systematic shift to regenerative agriculture requires participation across the whole supply chain, from farmers, agronomists, policy-makers and manufacturers, through to retailers and consumers. How can a consumer goods multi-national re-engineer its supply chain and embed regenerative agriculture principles within it? Unilever has nine regenerative agriculture projects globally, across 48,000 hectares. With plans to expand […]

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The Science Behind Regenerative Agriculture

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As we face the challenges of climate change and growing crops that are healthier, environmentally friendlier and profitable, can we sustainably intensify the way we produce food? The technologies and strategies behind regenerative farming stand at the intersection of these challenges. But there is a need to provide the science to scale-up and underpin its […]

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