The conference will explore the current thinking, gaps in knowledge, proposed policy changes and future research and policy generation requirements. Hosted at The Maltings in Ely, bringing together key stakeholders with interests in lowland agricultural peat on 17th and 18th April 2023. This conference will be interactive and encourage collaborations with a focus on networking and discussions.
Fenland SOIL is a not for profit members organisation that aims to inform and develop ‘whole farm’ land use policies, aimed at achieving climate change mitigation and biodiversity enhancement in the Fens, and to help establish an agreed set of numbers for GHG emissions for deep, shallow and wasted peat soils.
Facilitator and forum for learning and collaboration between Fenland Farmers.
Remapping the Fens to get an accurate data of peat and organo-mineral soils.
Combining nature and conservation to allow a holistic view of land use across the Fens.
Establish agreed figures for emission factors from deep, shallow and wasted peat.
Evaluate long term mitigation of how meeting Net Zero can affect business and the Fen Economy.
Fenland SOIL was set up in 2021 as part of the work carried out by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s Independent Commission on Climate as a dedicated team with farmers at its core to tackle climate issues relating to agriculture and peat in the Fens. We hope that by acting as a united front and showing proactivity we will be able to positively influence and help shape policy so that it is fair and realistic for those that will be implementing it. We feel that ‘the best defence for farming is to stop being so defensive’.
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