Investing in natural capital in the farmed landscape (S3-2)

Farming is the UK's predominant land use and a vital part of society and the economy. Farm businesses and the food supply chain have a critical part to play in achieving the investment in natural features that HM Government's 25 Year Environment Plan has called for.  This session will discuss some of the innovations in how to finance environmental restoration on farmland. It will examine the challenges and opportunities from the perspective of those who manage farmland.

Themes for this session will include:

  • The ways in which future agri-environment support could support blended finance for natural capital
  • Constraints on participation by farm businesses
  • Scaling up: the challenges of landscape scale collaboration
  • Opportunities and how they can be developed in the farmed landscape
  • Quality with equity in securing good environmental and economic outcomes at the landscape, catchment and individual scales



Charles Cowap MRICS, Harper Adam University



Detlef Schoen, Head of Real Assets, Farmland Investment Team, Insight Investment: Investing in Britain's farmed environment: an asset manager's perspective

Archie Ruggles-Brise, Spains Hall Estate: Challenges and opportunities from the perspective of a private estate



Mark Pope, Chair of the Environment Forum, NFU
Alice Midmer, Integrated Farm Management lead, LEAF (Linking Environment & Farming)
Angela Francis, Chief Economist, Green Alliance


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