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How to use natural capital accounting to build the case for green infrastructure

How to use natural capital accounting to build the case for green infrastructure

The practice of natural capital accounting received a boost this month when London's deputy mayor for environment and energy Shirley Rodrigues launched the first Natural Capital Account for London.

Can a future UK land-use policy boost tree cover?

Can a future UK land-use policy boost tree cover?

Recent statements from senior Government figures indicate that, free of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), trees will become a priority in Britain's landscape.

Can growers see off the looming labour crisis by boosting efficiency?

Can growers see off the looming labour crisis by boosting efficiency?

Concern over the availability of seasonal labour to the fresh-produce industry has never been greater.

Will the Government help fruit growers make transition to new crop-protection regime?

Will the Government help fruit growers make transition to new crop-protection regime?

The policy visions for farming recently set out by pro-Brexit ministers Michael Gove and George Eustice suggest a post-Common Agricultural Policy UK agriculture will have still fewer crop-protection chemicals available.

What are organic growers doing to meet changing garden retail customer demand?

What are organic growers doing to meet changing garden retail customer demand?

With pressure on growers to be more transparent about inputs, organic nurseries are demonstrating a range of techniques and ideas.

Could the Agriculture Bill refocus farm support towards fresh produce?

Could the Agriculture Bill refocus farm support towards fresh produce?

With a new Agriculture Bill due to pass through Parliament next year, much of what an independent British farming policy could or should look like is currently up for grabs, and the past month has seen an upsurge of publications and speeches feeding into this debate.


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Flower exports to Britain flatten

Flower exports to Britain flatten

In October, Floridata figures show export to the UK remained stable compared with 2016.

Smart Garden launches Christmas brand

Smart Garden launches Christmas brand

The Three Kings brand includes 60 products.

Government announces water extraction reforms

Government announces water extraction reforms

The new abstraction reform plan will improve access to water, says the Environment Agency, but horticultural production remains at risk if the sectors on not designated as 'Essential Uses', says leading consultant John Adlam.

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