Land Management Supporting the Nature and Climate Emergencies
This year’s annual forum DLNP aimed to shine a light on the how agriculture and land management in Dorset can, and already is, addressing the ecological and climate emergencies, through nature-based solutions by sharing some brilliant examples of work within the county.
ffinlo Costain from Farmwel and the Food & Global Security Network will give the keynote presentation and some local farmers and land managers will highlight a range of projects and activities including: an introduction to the Environmental Land Management scheme; regenerative agriculture; Farming in Protected Landscapes funding; community rewildling; the Great Dorset Hedge Campaign.
The Annual Forum: Monday 14 March, 9.30-1pm via Zoom.
A recording of the event is now available (see below for speaker timings).
9.30 Welcome and Introduction – Luke Rake (LNP Chairman, Dorset LNP) (00:00:00)
9.40 Keynote speaker: Land Management to support the nature and climate and ecological emergencies – ffinlo Costain (Farmwel and founder of Food & Global Security Network) (00:03:48)
10.00 Agricultural Transition
- An introduction to the new Environmental Land Management Scheme – Ian Alexander (Natural England) (00:34:55)
- Farming Challenges in 2022 – George Streatfeild (Coppet Hill) (00:44:06)
- Regenerative Agriculture – Ian Rees (Dorset AONB) (00:54:23) and Sophie Gregory (Home Farm) (01:05:14)
- Your Farming Future – Bella Thompson (Landworkers Alliance) – unfortunately Bella had to withdraw from the day.
- Farming in Protected Landscapes – Tom Munro (Dorset AONB) (01:15:51) and Oliver Hemsley (Hollis Mead) (01:21:10)
11.25 Panel Q&A (01:29:03)
11.35 Break (not recorded)
11.45 Innovation, Diversification, and the Future
- Purbeck Healths NNR and Single Grazing Unit – Peter Robertson (RSPB) (01:40:06)
- Changing Chettle – Alice Favre (Chettle Estate) and Becky Burchell (Chettle Food Hub) (01:58:02)
- Community Rewilding: Wild Woodbury – Rob Farrington (Dorset Wildlife Trust) (02:14:49)
- Gert Big Dorset Hedge Campaign – Ian Duckworth (Dorset Climate Action Network) (02:30:17)
- Student Voices – Alana James and Finley Cruse-Drew (Kingston Maurward College) (02:46:15)
12.40 Panel Q&A (02:59:49)
12.55 Summary (03:05:40)
The Chat from the forum is available here (including links mentioned).
The event launched the revised Natural Value Report.
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