Making public goods pay – new research shows that £3 billion minimum is needed for nature friendly farming

Today, alongside the RSPB, and The Wildlife Trusts – we have published landmark independent research on future agriculture policy – Paying for Public Goods from Environmental Land Management. This research suggests that at least £2.9 billion is needed to support farmers and land managers to play their part in helping to meet existing UK commitments…

How do we join up nature policy? Part 1: 8 key questions

Nature is in troubling decline – the word ‘freefall’ may not be inappropriate – particularly when it comes to the loss of wildlife. To achieve the aim of restoring and protecting our natural environment, we’ll need to think and act big. At the National Trust, we’re no strangers to this. We aim to play our…

Farming with nature – a farmer’s perspective

A couple of weeks ago farmer David Corrie-Close wowed an audience of politicians, fellow farmers and NGOs with the inspirational story of his and his wife Bekka’s commitment to farming with nature. Here David shares more about their experiences. When I was asked to speak at the Farmers’ Market event at Westminster in June, I…