Whether you have a small garden, 10,000 hectares of farmland or you are interested in making the development in your town better for nature there is something in this section for you.
Approaches to increasing food production and conserving biodiversity have evolved separately. If farm profitability and the natural environment are to be conserved now and in the future this needs to change.
Agricultural and environmental sectors need to work together more effectively to understand each other and incorporate each other's objectives. For example research into species management must include understanding of the economics of farming. In the same way farming techniques need to incorporate environmental outcomes explicitly not as a fringe benefit.
These pages aim to consider some of the issues and opportunities for agriculture and the natural environment, incorporating the findings of relevant research and providing a resource of information and best practice to enable nature to thrive in a productive farmed landscape. If there is something you think should be added, please let us know.
Agricultural innovation has an important role to play in this and these pages provide information on a number of approaches which may be appropriate for Greater Lincolnshire.
We recognise that some of these more innovative approaches may require a significant capital investment however we have tried to demonstrate that if implemented effectively substantial cost benefits can be achieved in addition to many positive impacts on the natural environment.
There may be more information than this available but we have tried to collate it and provide it in a useful way. If there is something that you think should be added to these pages please let us know.