Time

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Venue

WEBINAR,United Kingdom

Cost

Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM South Western branch

Event description

This 2-part webinar series on regenerative agriculture in the South West of England, follows on from the CIWEM 3-part seminar series on nature-based solutions and the Environmental Land Management scheme held earlier on in 2020.

The first webinar of the series will introduce the key conservation and rehabilitation approaches used in this type of farming system and how farmers can evaluate their baseline impact on the environment.

The second webinar of the series will examine the potential for soil carbon to be a climate solution using the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit as a case study.

You can register for the series by clicking the registration button below.

If you have registered previously for the event, you will have received an email with joining instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

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Part 1: Regenerative agriculture in the South West

First Principles and establishing a baseline for change

Tuesday 15 September 2020
5:30pm - 6.30pm

With increasing pressure on supermarkets and consumer interest in the impact of food production on the environment there is growing interest across the industry about the principles of regenerative agriculture or farming. At the first of our series of talks Adam will explore its definition and the holistic approach needed to address the opportunities for climate, biodiversity, health and food production arising from these practices.

He will also discuss how farmers can establish an effective baseline to measure their impact on the environment and in turn the opportunity created for those working in the environmental sector to support this transition of the food system.


About the speaker

Adam Lockyear

Adam Lockyear is a Senior Farm Conservation Adviser for the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) South West. His role is focused on working collaboratively with the region’s farmers and landowners to promote and embed approaches that balance their agricultural needs with wildlife conservation and environmental protection. Adam was previously involved in the Value of Working Wetlands Project across the Somerset Levels and Moors

Part 2: Regenerative agriculture in the South West

The Soil Carbon Project

Tuesday, 22 September 2020
5:30pm - 6.30pm

Climate change is one of the most important issues of the 21st Century. How do we develop our food systems in a way which protects natural resources, safeguards businesses, produces high quality food and engages farmers?The area of regenerative agriculture is a fast-growing sector where farmers are able to fulfil these criteria in a way which develops resilient businesses. But how does it work? And what are the benefits?

In the second of our series of talks, our speaker, Becky Willson from Duchy College and the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit, will explore the potential for soil carbon to be a climate solution, how it is linked to sustainable soil management and how soil carbon can work in conjunction with emissions reductions to develop climate smart farms that are fit for the future.


About the speaker

Becky Willson

Becky Willson is Project Manager for the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit, a farmer led organisation providing practical tools and resources to help farmers manage greenhouse gas emissions on their farms. She also works as a research leader at Duchy College Rural Business School managing two projects focusing on soil carbon sequestration and manure management.


Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries about this webinar series, please contact Carmen von Einem at carmen.voneinem@aquaconsultants.com.


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