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CFE Newsletter - November 2021

A look at farming, the environment and our work on behalf of our members.

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An update on the work of the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

The industry-led partnership encouraging farmers and land managers to adopt environmental ‘best practice’.

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The CFE is proud to announce the launch of six soil guides which have been developed from a broad, cross-industry collaboration, led by organisations such as NIAB, UKSHI and the WWF. These simple guides focus on practical points farmers can do to improve soil health on-farm and are free to access on our website.

For more information click here.

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From early October through to Christmas the Woodland Trust are running six workshops to gauge farmer opinions in England on the design of ELM policy for agroforestry. Each workshop will be held on a farm with a specific focus on one type of agroforestry but all 6 will explore the core themes of payment and advice and guidance options within ELM. 

This workshop explores Upland Silvopasture and will take place on the 2nd of November in Cumbria

For more information click here.

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The week of 11-15 October saw the first ever UK Countryside COP, a showcase for how the rural economy is responding to climate change. Scheduled a few weeks ahead of COP26, the events highlighted the need for a just transition to net zero and a resilient society which is both economically and socially fair, leaving no one behind.

If you want to catch up you can now watch many of the events on demnad, along with the Countryside COP YouTube channel.

To view the programme click here.
To view the YouTube channel click here.

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There are four farm walks running through November and December in the Lincolnshire area. These walks are sponsered by CFE Lincolnshire partners and will run from 10am to 1pm and also includes a free lunch.

For more information click here.

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On the 3rd of November IAgrE will be hosting an online conference in which they will explore a range of activities from capturing methane from dairy waste to powering machinery with hydrogen. 

Mindful of the pandemic, they plan to run the conference online but this time as a live session presentation via Zoom to ensure interaction.

For more information click here.

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Rethink Farming from the Nature Friendly Farming Network brings together resources on key areas of climate concern and highlights the golden opportunities within farming and land use management, including soil, water, biodiversity, carbon management, landscape approaches and food quality.

The report shares stories from farmers around the UK who are already acting on climate mitigation to secure a prosperous and resilient future for both their businesses and their local communities.

For more information click here.

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The Agroforestry ELM Test is the principal project helping to structure post-Brexit Environmental Land Management (ELM) policy in the area of agroforestry. It is led by the Organic Research Centre with partners from the Woodland Trust, Soil Association, and Abacus Agriculture.

For more information and to register click here. 

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Catch up on the latest podcast produced in partnership with industry initiative Tried & Tested. The episode features Tried and Tested Project Officer Annabel James and farmer Will Oliver from Leicestershire. The podcast highlights the key principles of nutrient management and the range of benefits it can bring to your farm and the wider environment.

To listen click here. 

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The Agroforestry ELM Test is the principal project helping to structure post-Brexit Environmental Land Management (ELM) policy in the area of agroforestry. It is led by the Organic Research Centre with partners from the Woodland Trust, Soil Association, and Abacus Agriculture.

For more information and to register click here.

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In association with the NFU and supported by the CFE the Low Carbon Agriculture Show is confirmed to take place on the 8th to 9th of March 2022 in Stoneleigh. The UK is committed to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 and the agricultural sector is uniquely placed to be part of the solution. This event, is all about how this will be delivered.

For more information click here.

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Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in this newsletter, if you do spot any errors or omissions, please contact Ellenor Litobarski.

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