Samuel Leigh, the POST Fellow for Energy and Environment in Houses of Parliament, visited The University of Sheffield earlier this year to discuss contributions for the note on Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture.
After meeting our scholars, he interviewed our supervisors and experts in the area; Professor Jonathan Leake from Animal and Plant Sciences and Professor Duncan Cameron, Co-director of P3.
Agricultural practices can reduce water quality, degrade soils and cause biodiversity loss. This in turn can disrupt natural processes that support food production. Environmentally sustainable agriculture seeks to reduce environmental damage and restore such processes. The POSTnote, of which full version can be accessed here, summarises associated land management options, agricultural policies and the constraints imposed by a new trading environment.