UK agriculture is experiencing some of the biggest changes for over 50 years as it transitions from the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) regulations to a system that rewards farmers and land managers for sustainable farming practices and environmental performance. As part of this, 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.
As government policy is following the green agenda and grants are becoming more available for farms and estates, it is even more critical for our community to learn about low-carbon practices, technology, and energy solutions in the agricultural and rural sectors in the UK.
Many farmers and landowners are looking to help address climate change by generating renewable energy, implementing low-carbon technologies, and implementing the best environmental and carbon management practices. But it can be a gruelling task and take a lot of time to understand the broader farming ecosystem and how you can implement the government-mandated regulations and learn about the many benefits for your land, including how to save money. It takes research, government grants and the know-how before implementing a strategic investment that can lead to long-term business growth and sustainability.
This is why it’s important to meet face-to-face with like-minded farmers and agriculture experts to cut through the jargon and find partners who will help you transition to the low-carbon reality. One place to find this information is at the Low Carbon Agriculture Show, on 6-7 March in Stoneleigh, where you will learn about clean energy generation and use, environmental best practices, regenerative farming, the integration of low/zero carbon technologies and current policy, to name just a few.
You can make low-carbon farming a reality and get the support you need to support the future of UK agriculture and remain profitable and increase your profits.