Prof John Gilliland

Prof John Gilliland


A former Director of the Oxford Farming Conference, John Gilliland, is a farmer from N. Ireland; the Director of Global Agriculture and Sustainability at Devenish; Professor of Practice in Agriculture and Sustainability at Queens University Belfast; and chair of the innovative, EIP, farmer led, carbon farming project, ARC Zero,

Formerly, John chaired DEFRA’s Rural Climate Change Forum for seven years; helped set up SRUC’s Carbon Management Centre; and chaired the writing of the N. Ireland Sustainable Land Management Strategy which led to the recent announcement of the creation of N. Ireland’s Soil Nutrient Health and LiDAR Scheme, a World first.

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 […]