134 episodes

The regenerative agriculture podcast, in search of practical solutions for ecological security.
Produced by 8.9ha: https://www.8point9.com
With financial support from Our Sankalpa
Farming news, Regenerative farming, agroecology, land use, natural capital, land news

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The regenerative agriculture podcast, in search of practical solutions for ecological security.
Produced by 8.9ha: https://www.8point9.com
With financial support from Our Sankalpa
Farming news, Regenerative farming, agroecology, land use, natural capital, land news

    Wheat from the Chaff - BNG, Organic markets, £1bn from the Lib Dems and special guest: Andy Heald

    Wheat from the Chaff - BNG, Organic markets, £1bn from the Lib Dems and special guest: Andy Heald

    ffinlo Costain (8point9.com) and Phil Carson catch up on the week's land use news - and meet forestry expert, Andrew Heald.

    News items they discuss:

    Highland estate to generate biodiversity credits with SLR and RePlanet

    https://8point9.com/highland-estate-to-generate-biodiversity-credits-with-slr-and-replanet/

    How will BNG affect the UK biodiversity credit market? Max Bodmer, RePlanet

    https://8point9.com/how-will-bng-affect-the-uk-biodiversity-credit-market-max-bodmer-replanet/

    Call for “radical rethink” to reap benefits of UK organic market for farmers

    https://8point9.com/call-for-radical-rethink-to-reap-benefits-of-uk-organic-market-for-farmers/

    40 projects to benefit from £25 million funding for natural flood management

    https://8point9.com/40-projects-to-benefit-from-25-million-funding-for-natural-flood-management/

    African Development Bank policies “undermining biodiversity”

    https://8point9.com/african-development-bank-policies-undermining-biodiversity/

    “China and Brazil can lead harmonised criteria” for green agriculture

    https://8point9.com/china-and-brazil-can-lead-harmonised-criteria-for-green-agriculture/



    SPECIAL GUEST

    Is the UK facing a timber crisis?

    https://8point9.com/is-the-uk-facing-a-timber-crisis/

    Wood-based construction can reduce emissions and store carbon long-term

    https://8point9.com/wood-based-construction-can-reduce-emissions-and-store-carbon-long-term/



    LONGER CONVO -

    Liberal Democrats promise £1bn extra for English farmers

    https://8point9.com/liberal-democrats-promise-1bn-extra-for-english-farmers/

    Prime Minister “needs to map a realistic future for farmers”

    https://8point9.com/prime-minister-needs-to-map-a-realistic-future-for-farmers/

    Welsh Government says “We are listening”

    https://8point9.com/welsh-government-says-we-are-listening/

    AND Embrace the canopy – Wales’ Sustainable Farm Scheme

    https://8point9.com/embrace-the-canopy-wales-sustainable-farm-scheme/




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    • 49 min
    8.9 Newsweek - Biodiversity credits, liver fluke, time capsules and diversity in the countryside

    8.9 Newsweek - Biodiversity credits, liver fluke, time capsules and diversity in the countryside

    Interviews with:

    Max Bodmer from RePlanet - 1'05''

    Elina Body from Vet Sustain and The George Farm Vets - 14'45''

    Dr Kelly Hemmings from RAU - 24'50''

    Navaratnam Partheeban from IVC Evidensia Farm Vets - 30'50''


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    • 45 min
    Wheat from the chaff: Liver fluke, Labour ahead in the countryside, and special guest, Niels Corfield

    Wheat from the chaff: Liver fluke, Labour ahead in the countryside, and special guest, Niels Corfield

    Phil Carson (Nature Friendly Farming Network) and ffinlo Costain (8point9.com) are joined by regenerative farming expert, Niels Corfield.

    Stories discussed:

    Fluke control & prevention, beyond testing & treatment

    River Action taking government to court over River Wye pollution

    First Milk announces acquisition of BV Dairy

    Cost of living crisis causing loneliness epidemic for young people 

    New housing developments to deliver a boost for nature in landmark move

    Labour pulls ahead in crucial battle for the countryside vote




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    • 54 min
    Wheat from the Chaff: Scottish funding, National Parks, and local food with special guest, Rachel Jones

    Wheat from the Chaff: Scottish funding, National Parks, and local food with special guest, Rachel Jones

    Phil Carson (Nature Friendly Farming Network) and ffinlo Costain (8point9.com) chew through the week's land news, and talk to special guest, Rachel Jones (Sustain), about local food.



    News topics discussed:

    Scotland: Yousaf to continue 70 per cent direct funding, dependent on greening

    https://8point9.com/scotland-yousaf-to-continue-70-per-cent-direct-funding-dependent-on-greening/



    Survey reveals bleak relations between landlords and tenant farmers - FFINLO

    https://8point9.com/survey-reveals-bleak-relations-between-landlords-and-tenant-farmers/



    “Hidden” record of UK’s historic biodiversity to be digitised - PHIL

    https://8point9.com/hidden-record-of-uks-historic-biodiversity-to-be-digitised/



    UK-wide exhibition spotlights regenerative food producers - FFINLO

    https://8point9.com/uk-wide-exhibition-spotlights-regenerative-food-producers/



    Traceability markers to deliver transparency in recycled cotton supply chain - PHIL

    https://8point9.com/traceability-markers-to-deliver-transparency-in-recycled-cotton-supply-chain/



    Cairngorms awarded £10.7 million to become first net zero UK National Park

    https://8point9.com/cairngorms-awarded-10-7-million-to-become-first-net-zero-uk-national-park/



    National Parks must work for everyone

    https://8point9.com/national-parks-must-work-for-everyone/


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    • 54 min
    8.9 Newsweek - Welsh farming, Scottish food and Planet Soil

    8.9 Newsweek - Welsh farming, Scottish food and Planet Soil

    Four interviews today:


    Rowan Phillimore from The Gaia Foundation about the We Feed The UK arts project
    Pete Ritchie from Nourish Scotland about the country's progress towards being a Good Food Nation
    Jon Parker from the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission in Wales talking about Welsh farm policy
    And Ignas van Schaick, the co-producer of a new movie, Planet Soil, which delves deep into the earth, turning invertebrates into stars.


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    • 38 min
    Wheat from the Chaff - Euro protests, high tech hedgerows and special guest, Rhys Evans, from NFFN Wales

    Wheat from the Chaff - Euro protests, high tech hedgerows and special guest, Rhys Evans, from NFFN Wales

    ffinlo and Phil talk through the week's land use news and are joined by special guest, Rhys Evans, from the Nature Friendly Farming Network, Wales.

    News stories discussed:

    High-tech aerial mapping reveals England’s hedgerow landscape

    Economists calculate multi-trillion dollar opportunity to fix global food system

    UK-Canada trade talks halted over safeguarding British food standards

    “Deep concerns about biosecurity” at new GB border

    Soil Association pushes back against criticism of organic salmon

    A big win for grassland, but farmers need more

    Farming risks being “lured” by far-right rhetoric


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    • 51 min

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