Supported by The Linder Foundation, LEAF’s ‘Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change’ project is working with 10 farmers who are using nature to mitigate climate change and build resilience on their farms.
Their transitions into more nature-based approaches to farming aim to sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gases, enrich biodiversity, and manage resources more efficiently, whilst at the same time, promote strength in their businesses and create benefits for the wider community.
The project will spark long-term and climate-positive change. Each farm will act as demonstration case studies for widespread peer-to-peer knowledge transfer.
The 10 participating farmers have been selected, ranging in location, farm type and size. All have a desire to mitigate climate change through nature.
Our farmers will complete a carbon assessment using AgreCalc, a carbon footprint tool developed by LEAF Innovation Centre, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), forming a baseline for the farmers to understand their own impact on climate change.
Our farmers already have in mind their own plan to create and manage nature-based solutions. Each will be set up with an expert from science or industry to advise on how to make this possible and establish an action plan for implementation. Throughout the latter half of this year, the farmers will set their nature-based solutions into motion.
As with all strategies to mitigate climate change, collaboration, sharing of knowledge and integrated action is required for long-lasting, influential change.
Updates on the project will follow over the course of the year. The final case studies will be published in early 2022, for the wider farming industry to read for inspiration for their own farming practice.
For more information about the project, contact Will Sibly – LEAF Technical Assistant [email protected]