Janet Hughes

Janet Hughes

2022

Janet is Programme Director for Defra’s Future Farming and Countryside Programme – the team that’s responsible for transforming the way we support and regulate farming and the countryside in England. Over the next 7 years, the programme will be closing down existing schemes and rules and replacing them with Environmental Land Management, grant support, innovation, R&D support and a new approach to regulation and enforcement. Janet’s job is to make sure the programme delivers all this successfully and in a way that works for farmers and achieves the intended outcomes.

Natural Capital Unchartered Waters

Agricology Discussion Tent

Matthew Agarwala chairs a discussion on natural capital, hearing from one company that provides the software and support to measure, develop and sell carbon removal credits to corporate buyers. We also delve into the wider implications of natural capital markets and the challenges of the race to net zero. There’s plenty of time for audience […]

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Towards Climate-Friendly Farming

Barenbrug Grass Tent

This session, chaired by CLA President Mark Tufnell, will explore the range of practical approaches taken by three CLA members towards climate-friendly farming and managing natural capital.

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Carbon Question Time

Big Top

Whether it’s credits, sequestration, or offsetting, everyone’s talking about carbon. But how do we as both an industry and individual farming businesses go about the de-carbonising of UK agriculture? In this ‘Question Time’ style debate hosted by the Oxford Farming Conference and chaired by OFC Director Liz Bowles, we’ll hear the opinions of four industry […]

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