Archive for 'farming'

London Leader launches London’s first underground farm »

Steven Dring, one of this year's London Sustainable Development Commission London Leaders has launched an underground farm in a disused tunnel network beneath the London Underground.

The Future of Food: Food Security – Science, Farming & the Community »

27 September 2013, Aldeburgh. The 2013 Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Conference will explore approaches to food security, from scientific research, through sustainable intensification of farming, to community action.

Protecting bees and other pollinators »

Speaking at the Friends of the Earth Bee Summit in June, environment minister Lord de Mauley announced plans for a National Pollinator Strategy to tackle the rapid decline of Britain's bees and other pollinating insects.

News round-up: inspiring sustainable living, Green Deal communities, farming resilience, green growth, clean energy »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: London 2012 inspires sustainable living; encouraging community Green Deal proposals; building farming resilience; Green Investment Bank funding; clean energy funding.

20 years of monitoring initiatives in sustainable agriculture »

A new research review from DFID examines 20 years of monitoring initiatives in sustainable agriculture, providing insights and tools to help stakeholders prioritise investments and manage competing development goals.

Producing food and improving the environment: Green Food Project conclusions »

Defra's Green Food Project has published its initial conclusions on the challenges of increasing food production and enhancing the environment in England, drawing on the project sub groups and online forum.

Sustainable intensification in agriculture »

The Food Climate Research Network and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food have jointly published a new report entitled Sustainable intensification in agriculture: Navigating a course through competing food system priorities.

Environmental Stewardship and food security »

A new report for Natural England finds that Environmental Stewardship schemes are delivering a range of ecosystem services which benefit the natural environment and in doing so help sustain and develop agricultural productivity.

Turning the tide: how the EU is using water to save lives and feed the population »

Marking World Water Week, running from the 26 to 31 August, Europe's Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs issued a statement on the EU's commitment to water and sanitation projects, for drinking, hygiene and food production.

Sustainable food round-up: fair food, UK food system, world agriculture, community growing »

The SDRN highlights recent research and publications on sustainable food: consumer power for a fair food future; adaptation and mitigation in UK food system; agricultural outlook; community growing.