Rewilding and farming: could the relationship be improved through adopting a three compartment approach to land use?

Aglionby, Julia and Field, Hannah (2022) Rewilding and farming: could the relationship be improved through adopting a three compartment approach to land use? In: Hawkins, Sally, Convery, Ian, Carver, Steve and Beyers, Rene, (eds.) Routledge handbook of rewilding. Taylor and Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 248-260. Full text not available from this repository.

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What would a positive relationship between rewilding and farming look like in England? Do terms matter? When is extensive farming better categorised as rewilding and when is rewilding really farming with nature? Can farming and rewilding co-exist and complement each other to meet national ambitions to produce sufficient high-quality food, and address the interconnected biodiversity, climate, and health crises? This chapter explores these questions digging beneath the binary polarisation that has in recent years characterised much conversation, social media, and writing in this space. Barriers to land use change are explored and ideas to address them provided. The chapter focuses on England, which is currently facing a number of policy and funding challenges and opportunities, but it is recognised that many of these issues will have resonance in other countries and contexts. The analytical framework adopted is the three-compartment approach to land use as recommended by the National Food Strategy (Dimbleby, 2021). Could this framework better enable the co-existence of farming and rewilding when partnered with appropriate government levers and delivery mechanisms including the Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes?

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISBN: 9781003097822
Departments: Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA)
Institute of Science and Environment > Forestry and Conservation
Additional Information: Julia Aglionby is Executive Director of the Foundation for Common Land, Chair of the Uplands Alliance and a practising Agricultural Valuer. Julia is a Professor in Practice at the University of Cumbria’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas. Julia was from 2014 to 2019 a Board Member of Natural England. Hannah Field is PhD Researcher at the University of Cumbria, focusing on commoning and common land. She is also a consultant in land management decision making and supports place- based action, working collaboratively cross- sector. This includes working with farmers, land managers, NGOs, education institutions, and many more.
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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 19:04
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