Tag Archives: agri-environment schemes

Two years without new tree planting grants in England!

*Update! Our petition is now live! Please join more than 25,000 others and back our call* In all of the talk about Common Agricultural Policy reform over the last few months including all those technical policy concepts such as greening, modulation and … Continue reading

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CAP reform version 365…

And finally, after months of vacillating, the EU has made a decision about what the new Common Agricultural Policy should look like over the next 7 years. Except, actually, they have sort of made a decision in principal about some … Continue reading

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Agriculture Policy 2012 – a year of standing still

What a year 2012 was in agriculture policy – dynamic, innovative, outcome focused…  Sorry, I have frequently been told that sarcasm is not a flattering attribute but it is either that or rolling on the floor, screaming in frustration!  In … Continue reading

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Ecosystem services and valuing the environment

What’s the problem, who pays – and what about the rest of the natural world? What’s the problem? ‘Ecosystem services’ and ‘Payment for Ecosystem Services’ have gained in prominence in recent years. The UN ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ … Continue reading

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