The farmer-researcher: Growing enough food sustainably

By Ben Eagle
12th August 2019
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Ben Eagle talks to Phil Jarvis about his experiments to farm more sustainably, while maintaining the highest possible yields.

Ben writes; Phil Jarvis is head of farming at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Allerton Project in Leicestershire, England, which has been researching the effects of different farming methods on wildlife and the environment for 25 years.

Phil has farmed at the Allerton Project since the 1990s and since then has experimented with a vast range of strategies to understand how to farm the land in a more sustainable manner, maintaining the highest yields whilst also safeguarding the environment, creating new habitats and boosting biodiversity.

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