5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting

2 July 2019
Trees and Livestock - Buckinghamshire

Agroforestry Innovation Network Meeting



16 May 2019
Organic farming statistics 2018

Defra releases estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the UK

10 May 2019
Agroecological transitions

Five case studies of farmers' experiences published



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

GHG Action Plan reports progress

Category: News
19 May 2012

The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan’s first progress report (PDF 1.4MB) to government has been published, highlighting the important work that the industry has been carrying out to work towards its emission reduction target of three million tonnes of CO2 equivalents by the year 2020. An executive summary (PDF 117KB) is also available. In welcoming publication of the report, Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, said “The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan has put the agricultural sector on a path to meeting its goal to reduce emissions. The action plan can help promote the kind of measures that farmers can take to produce more, improve their competitiveness, and reduce their emissions. The farming industry now needs to build on this progress and continue to show leadership in the run-up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit and beyond.”

ORC is an active participant in the GHG action plan. For more information contact Laurence Smith or visit our Climate Change webpage.

Keywords: organic farming climate change greenhouse gas emissions policy

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