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Harness the profitability of environmental services

Make use of opportunities to diversify farming incomes by delivering public goods, such as improving farm biodiversity, soil health and forest cover.

Explore what sort of ecosystem services farms can deliver and invest in diversification, which can include:

  • Moving to a mixed farming system which makes the best use of nutrients and improves soil quality.
  • Implementing land management changes to help flood management.
  • Providing additional green infrastructure. From small-scale spaces such as hedgerows, stone walls and green roofs to very large areas such as high nature value farmland, multi-use forests and Natura 2000 areas. 
  • Reducing stocking densities in line with the carrying capacity of the farm to reduce costs and environmental pressures
  • Collaborate with other farming organisations to promote better farming, including engaging with government. 

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