Martin is an arable farmer and contractor in South Cambridgeshire, His special interest is in farm conservation management, and he currently runs ELS and HLS and Countryside Stewardship schemes on land he manages. Martin is Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network UK and looks to sharing best practices and demonstrating what can be accomplished for nature and the environment while producing great produce. With the demands of climate change, reaching Net Zero is even more important and Martin wants to champion how this can be achieved through nature friendly farming whilst supporting and help to maintain profitable farming businesses.
2021-2024 marks the Agricultural Transition Period, where the make-up of our farming policy will change forever to favour an approach of ‘public money for public goods’. In his announcement of the Agricultural Transition Plan, Defra Secretary of State George Eustice set out a vision to support a “Fusion of the traditional principles of good farm […]
The requirements are to reach Net Zero by 2040, but farming practices can be delivering for this now and in fact could deliver carbon capture beyond to meet sub zero. Farmers already on this journey share their experience, challenges they have faced and achievements in trying to reach these targets and the benefits this has […]