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Counting the Cost, Value and Benefits of Natural Capital in Agriculture

Defining the benefits we get from nature is not easy. Attempts to develop metrics to quantify the “sustainability” of agriculture, the “health” of soils and the “benefits” from certain insects, for example, remain a Holy Grail for research and industry, and often rely on anecdote and observation to demonstrate impact.
When Jan 24, 2018
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Norwich Research Park, Centrum, Norwich, NR4 7UG
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This event will bring together farmers and growers with academics and government agencies to discuss the latest thinking and research around natural capital valuation and management, and what this could mean for land values, sales, farm businesses and crop and livestock production. It will be a chance to hear from UK-leading speakers, including Prof Sam Leinster of Cranfield University (and member of DEFRA’s Natural Capital Committee) and David Burton, Senior Advisor for Partnerships and Diversity at the Environment Agency, as well as farmers who are reaping the benefits of investing in natural capital.

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