‘When farmers return their low-yielding land to nature, their income increases’

According to the report, the poorest 10 per cent of UK farmland produces just 0.5 per cent of total food production. If it returns to nature, the bird population will increase by 48 percent by 2050. The Green Alliance also claims that the income of farmers in those areas could increase by twenty percent.

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Agriculture and Climate Change

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Farmers in the UK looked at how they could cope with rising costs, climate change and Brexit. In the report, the Green Alliance recommends how UK farmers can contribute to national climate targets without compromising food security.

How it works: By focusing on restoring nature to low-yield farmland, farmers can save CO2 there and improve living conditions. According to the report, it yields 20 percent more than rarely grown crops.

Achieving climate goals

“By using more productive land for food and less productive land for nature, remaining agricultural land can gain a combination of food, nature and CO2 absorption,” the report says. “That way, the government’s climate targets can also be met.”

According to the Green Alliance, the plan would allow the UK government to meet existing nature obligations instead of providing additional funding with no climate gains. The money for this could come from the government’s agricultural fund, which currently has £2.4 billion.

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