85 episodes

The regenerative agriculture podcast, in search of practical solutions for ecological and food security.
Produced by Farmwel: https://www.farmwel.org.uk/
With financial support from Our Sankalpa: https://oursankalpa.org/

Farm Gate ffinlo Costain

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

The regenerative agriculture podcast, in search of practical solutions for ecological and food security.
Produced by Farmwel: https://www.farmwel.org.uk/
With financial support from Our Sankalpa: https://oursankalpa.org/

    The great plant-based con

    The great plant-based con

    ffinlo Costain speaks to Jayne Buxton, author of The Great Plant-Based Con.  Jayne has written novels and non-fiction, published articles in The Independent and The Guardian, and has been an ambassador for the Real Food Campaign and the Public Health Collaboration.  

    The Great Plant-Based Con, explains why eating a plants-only diet won't improve our health or save the planet - and it's available from all good book stores on-line or on-the-street.




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    • 48 min
    COP27 and food systems - what happened?

    COP27 and food systems - what happened?

    COP27 is over. Temperatures continue to rise. There's still no consensus about the role of land use and agriculture. Did anything good emerge from Sharm El-Sheikh in terms of food systems & climate change?

    ffinlo Costain is joined by three experts: 

    Patty Fong, Program Director, Climate and Health and Well-being, Global Alliance for the Future of Food,

    Adele Jones, executive director, Sustainable Food Trust,

    Chantal Wei-Ying Clement, deputy director, IPES Food.




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    • 49 min
    Food forests & vertical real estate

    Food forests & vertical real estate

    This is the third programme in a series in which I talk to regenerative dairy producers from around the world.  ffinlo Costain speaks to Phyllis Van Amburgh, who farms at Dharma Lea in Sharon Springs, New York, USA, about epigenetics and vertical real estate - and to Charlotte and Russell Heald, from Dunkeld Farm in the Tararua region of the north island in New Zealand, about food forests and circular farming systems.

    The Regen Dairy project was set up by FAI Farms and Farmwel, in collaboration with Unilever, Barry Callebaut, Arla Foods, Woolworth South Africa and Ben & Jerry’s.  This programme was roduced by Farmwel and FAI Farms.




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    • 53 min
    The one with Prof Sir Dieter Helm CBE

    The one with Prof Sir Dieter Helm CBE

    ffinlo Costain talks to Sir Dieter Helm CBE.  Dieter is Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford. He was the Independent Chair of the UK's Natural Capital Committee, and was awarded a knighthood for services to the environment, energy and utilities policy.

    This discussion is a masterclass for people aiming to influence UK Government policy on agriculture and the environment. Helm is hugely engaging as he sets out his influential thinking and establishes sound criteria for support and opposition.


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    • 55 min
    Carbon tunnel vision

    Carbon tunnel vision

    Carbon tunnel vision is a nasty disease that can create a strongly distorted perspective on agricultural land use and food production.  This programme will help to remedy the condition, by showing that land use decisions are complex.  ffinlo Costain is joined by Adele Jones, the deputy chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust, and by Ashleigh Bright, a food systems and sustainability scientist, based in New Zealand.




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    • 33 min
    Regen Dairy round-the-world tour (edited)

    Regen Dairy round-the-world tour (edited)

    This is an edited recording of the Regen Dairy round-the-world tour, which took place on 5th October 2022.  We were thrilled to host this opportunity to circumnavigate the globe with four very different regen dairy farmers, all of whom are quite exceptional in their own way. 

    Our panellists were Blake Alexandre is a fourth generation dairy farmer from Alexandre Family Farm near Crescent City, California, USA.  Richard Park is from Sizergh Farm, near Kendal in the UK, which has probably been farmed since the Vikings colonised Britain.  Mark Anderson is a fifth generation farmer from South Otago, New Zealand.  And Annabelle Gérard is a first generation dairy farmer from Lower Saxony in Germany.  The webinar was hosted by ffinlo Costain.


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

lozeh1983 ,

Best podcast around

Farm Gate just keeps delivering, brilliant host and important topics discussed in an engaging, positive and solutions-focused way. Love it. I just wish there was an episode for each of my daily dog walks! Keep it up Ffinlo 👍💪🏼

EceniRising ,

Insightful, Inspiring, Educational

Just listened to the episode on Regenerative Agriculture and wish the entire podcast could be about this - so inspiring, thoughtful, and encouraging. Clearly looked at the issues and offered real world solutions.
Also fairly impressed that they were able to talk to the ‘Conservative Environmental Network’ without falling about laughing (or weeping) at the irony. But the interviewer kept their cool and it was useful to hear how the ruling class justifies itself to itself.
All round, really good stuff….

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