Fenland Soil Conference 2023 – “Exploring the Future of Lowland Agricultural Peat”.

The conference explored the current thinking, gaps in knowledge, proposed policy changes and future research and policy generation requirements. 

Hosted in Ely, Cambridgeshire in the UK, it brought together key stakeholders with interests in lowland agricultural peat and was held in Mid-April 2023. This conference was very interactive and encouraged collaborations with a very strong focus on networking and discussions.

Beanstalk.Global was at the event to interview some of the key individuals in attendance and for us to learn from them all on such an important topic. Click on the pictures as below to hear the presentations or interviews.

John Shropshire OBE of the G’s Group Opens the Conference: 


Robert Caudwell – Chair of Lowland Agricultural Peat Task Force Discusses What He Looks to Gain from Attending:

Hear from Daniel Cross of Dyson Farming Claire Donovan & also James Green of G’s Group as to why they all looked to attend the Fenland Soil Conference 2023:

 Tom Heap (BBC/Sky) Discusses Why He Is at The Conference & Also His New Upcoming Book!

One of the Breakout Groups Discusses What They Want To Achieve:

John Shropshire OBE of the G’s Group Tells Us Why We Need to Support the Fenland Soil Group

Michael Sly MBE Looking Forward to Chairing the International Element of the Event:

All filmed on 17th April 2023.

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.

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. They hope that by acting as a united front and showing proactivity they will be able to positively influence and help shape policy so that it is fair and realistic for those that will be implementing it. They feel that ‘the best defence for farming is to stop being so defensive’.

To find out more, visit their website – www.fenlandsoil.org

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