Sustainable Intensification Project

News

30 Nov 2017
The Universities of Exeter, Cambridge and Nottingham invite you to take part in a webinar, Comparing Farm Sustainability: Introducing the new Sustainable Intensification Benchmarking Tool, on Friday...
14 Nov 2017
In case you missed it, or would like to watch again, we are pleased to announce that the recording of the webinar on the Landscape Typology tool, held earlier in the month, is now available HERE....
13 Oct 2017
Programmes are now available for the Enhancing Our Agricultural Landscape: Sustainable Intensification in Practice workshops.  Funded by Defra and the Welsh Government, the Sustainable...
7 Sep 2017
Ecosystems Knowledge Network and Defra invite you to take part in a webinar, Sustainable intensification at the landscape scale: an introduction to the Landscape Typology Tool, on Thursday 2nd...
5 Sep 2017
A workshop for all advisory professionals working with land managers on Wednesday 4 October at AHDB, Stoneleigh Park Nature doesn’t stop at the farm fence.  We are used to the idea of sharing...
8 Mar 2017
SIP research on the use of decision support tools in agriculture has been featured in the March editions of Arable Farming and Farmers’ Guardian. The work, led by the University of Cambridge in...
13 Jan 2017
Rothamsted North Wyke (located near Okehampton in Devon) is a leading centre for grassland research and is one of the five SIP study farms. Scientists Rothamsted North Wyke are developing strategies...
29 Nov 2016
James Petts, Senior Specialist - Farming and the Environment, Natural England on the synergies to be found between good agriculture and ecosystem services. Around 7,000 species of plants have been...
16 Nov 2016
As part of the first Sustainable Intensification Research Network (SIRN) Annual Conference on the 3rd of November 2016, Jules Pretty gave a presentation on: Sustainable Intensification – Concepts,...
10 Oct 2016
Decision support tools, usually considered to be software-, app-, or web-based products, offer the ability to provide evidence-based decision-making advice to practitioners. Such tools lead users...
14 Sep 2016
As farmers are required to produce more and more from their land, the skills and knowledge of the farm adviser are becoming more important than ever.  Sustainable intensification is an important...
13 Sep 2016
Jemma Batten describes what happened when a group of farmers began to work co-operatively to make space for nature on 25,000 acres of land on the Marlborough Downs. Following the 2010 publication of...
21 Apr 2016
The 2nd SIP Science Meeting took place in Bangor, Wales on 13th & 14th April 2016.  The meeting was an opportunity for members of the SIP consortium to share ideas and outputs from the research...
16 Feb 2016
Sam Durham of the NFU challenges SIP to provide the practical tools that are required to meet the farming industry’s challenges ahead. The NFU exists for our members, but it is not our job to tell...
1 Feb 2016
As part of both the Healthy Minor Cereals and Sustainable Intensification Platform projects, the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group is hosting a series of information sessions about spelt and rye ...
1 Dec 2015
A series of Farmer Discussion Events will take place in November and December - two in each of the seven case study areas across England and Wales – Taw (Devon), Conwy (North Wales), Upper Welland (...
22 Oct 2015
Cover crops and soil management were the main themes at a recent farm walk and workshop held at the Morley study farm. On Thursday 22nd October around 40 farmers, advisers and local stakeholders met...
18 Sep 2015
Around 40 delegates, including SIP researchers and software manufacturers, attended The Allerton Project, Loddington, for a workshop on decision support systems in September. The workshop looked at...
31 Jul 2015
Defra's Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Ian Boyd offers a perspective on sustainable intensification and his aspirations for the Research Platform The challenge The global spike in food prices in...
10 Jul 2015
One of the major objectives of the SIP programme is to develop a framework for guidance for farmers and their advisors on sustainable intensification through the principles of integrated farm...
15 May 2015
The SIP baseline survey commenced in March, with interview teams hard at work contacting farmers across the case study areas. So far, over 100 farmers have now kindly taken part in the survey and the...