Land Sharing and Sparing

Agroecology in Focus

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In this Agricology podcast, ideas around land sharing and sparing are explored – considering how to balance the need for sustainable food production with the need to protect the environment and wild spaces in the future. It features a discussion that was hosted by Charlotte Smith and recorded as part of NOCC online in partnership with OF&G. Featuring Sue Pritchard from the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, Roger Kerr from OF&G, Bruce Pearce from the Organic Research Centre, and Vicki Hird from Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming.


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  • View an OF&G article and discussion paper that the conversation was framed on here.

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