A webinar held on Monday 10 October 2022
Cropping systems on lowland peat soils are highly productive but have extremely high CO2 emissions. Join us to discuss what options are available to tackle these issues across lowland peat landscapes.
Globally we are facing a triple challenge, to deliver food security, maintain/restore biodiversity and mitigate climate change. Vegetable production on drained lowland peat has resulted in highly productive but deeply unsustainable agricultural systems. For example, vegetable crop production on lowland peat in the UK produces about half of all UK grown vegetables yet it also has the highest carbon emissions per unit area of any other land-use in the UK.
To tackle these issues a combined approach that supports continued vegetable production with regenerative farming practices together with the relocation of some vegetable production, to spare some land for wetter farming opportunities (e.g. carbon farming), is likely to be needed across lowland peat landscapes.
But how will this work in practice? Join us to discuss what options are available to tackle these issues across lowland peat landscapes.
Collaborative event with FenlandSOIL, UKCEH, NIAB, WWF