This webinar will outline the changes UK agriculture has undergone since the end of the second world war, the so-called “Green Revolution”, indicating the major drivers behind the changes and the often unintended, impacts they have had on the UK landscape. The speaker, Ian Davis will illustrate this with examples from his own farming and environmental experience and set out the wide range in current practices in UK farming across the arable and pastoral sectors.
Following this, Ian will describe the fundamental principles of regenerative agriculture and why this is so different from current mainstream agricultural thinking. He will explain how regenerative agricultural management offers the scope to reverse the ecological decline driven by modern intensive farming whilst continuing to produce food from the land in much the same quantity and potentially at greater profitability and higher nutrient density. He will use examples from his own experience to highlight how virtuous circles of management change can be created which facilitate ecological diversity recovery, increase resilience to pests while reducing or eliminating the need for agrochemical inputs and increase resilience to climate challenges