General Farming Knowledge Centre
03-09-2014 11:47 AM | Viewed 4331 times

Silverford Renewables case study

Barry wanted to distribute the Endurance 50kW wind turbine to fill out his existing product line between his 11kW and 225kW wind turbine.
05-07-2012 07:00 AM | Viewed 1303 times

Forestry Report

On 4 July 2012 the Independent Panel on Forestry published its Final Report which is available to download here: The Panel’s chair, the Right Reverend Bishop James Jones said: “The Panel’s work over the last year has shown that our woodlands, managed sustainably, can offer solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing society today. We have consulted widely, visited woods and forests around the country and read over 42,000 submissions. There is untapped potential within England’s woodlands to create jobs, to sustain skills and livelihoods, to improve the health and wellbeing of people and to provide better and more connected places for nature. Government investment is now needed to kick start these changes which will repay itself many times over in terms of public benefit” The report calls for England’s woods and forests to be re-valued for all the benefits they provide. These include areas for recreation, clean air, clean water, and habitats for wildlife. They also lock up carbon, provide shade and can help reduce flooding. Wood is the raw material for timber frame buildings, furniture, flooring, fuel, and of course paper. The report calls for a revival of a woodland culture that appreciates how important trees are for people, for nature and the economy. The report also makes clear that the Panel believes the public forest estate is a national asset, which should remain in public ownership. The Panel recommends an evolution of the Forestry Commission. The new organisations should have greater financial freedoms and investment to generate even greater benefits for people, nature and the economy.
11-06-2012 00:00 AM | Viewed 1142 times

From Field to Fork

A major new national report finds that despite their critical importance to the health of our high streets, local economies and much loved landscapes, local food networks are under-recognised and poorly supported.
11-06-2012 00:00 AM | Viewed 1058 times

Key local food facts

This pdf explains the economies of local food and how this affects businesses in the UK.
11-06-2012 00:00 AM | Viewed 834 times

Local Food Maps

The CPRE interactive map showing the National Survey Locations & Main Links in Local Supply Chains
11-06-2012 00:00 AM | Viewed 852 times

CPRE Case Studies

A pdf file showing case studies from farmers around the Uk how local food has impacted on their businesses.
29-05-2012 00:00 AM | Viewed 1391 times

2012 Red Tractor Labelling Audit

The 2012 Red Tractor Labelling Audit. How the red tractor is used on-pack
29-05-2012 00:00 AM | Viewed 1405 times

2011 Red Tractor Labelling Audit

How the red tractor labelling was used on pack in 2011
29-01-2012 00:00 AM | Viewed 4217 times

What Next for UK Poultry?

Despite operating in one of the highest value-add markets in the EU, the UK poultry industry is suffering as a result of high feed prices, limited volume growth and oversupply
09-12-2011 00:00 AM | Viewed 3421 times

Water for Life

Water for Life describes a vision for future water management in which the water sector is resilient, in which water companies are more efficient and customer focused, and in which water is valued as the precious and finite resource it is.