‘Farms are the best place on Earth to site solar panels’

A new study suggests if less than 1% of agricultural land around the world had solar panels deployed on it, it would provide enough renewable electricity to match global demand

UK farming sector ‘must dramatically change to avoid climate catastrophe’

The RSA Food Farming & Countryside Commission urges agricultural systems must be radically transformed and made sustainable within a decade

Farmers plough towards net zero with £22.4m of new funding

The government has awarded money to help 31 agriculture projects cut down on pollution, minimise waste and produce more food

Octopus Energy launches new tariffs to grow vertical farming sector

The supplier says the bespoke offerings aim to reduce the costs of agritech operations by up to 12%

Investors urge fast food giants to speed up climate action

They are urging organisations to set ‘tough targets’ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water usage of their meat and dairy suppliers

Scotland appoints new environmental Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Andrew Millar will provide scientific advice on issues such as the environment, agriculture and the wider rural economy

Climate change driving global hunger increase, warns UN

The number of hungry people in the world has been growing, reaching 821m last year – that’s one in every nine people

Nigeria banks on solar energy access with renewable collaboration

Daystar Power is also to equip branches of the Nigerian Bank of Agriculture with solar panels

Welsh farmers offered £6m to tackle agricultural pollution

The Sustainable Production Grant scheme will open on 3rd September

Businesses offered £20m for sustainable agriculture technologies

The competition will open on 20th August 2018