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The Link Blog is a space for members, and others, to express their views about the natural environment.

It includes our year plan and Agriculture Bill series, as well as our Blueprint for Water focused blogs.

If you would like to contribute a blog, please contact Emma Adler.

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Empower farmers to manage land and water sustainably

Published on: 4 May 2016

Agricultural productivity relies on good quality soil and on water. Farm management practices affect the quality of soil, the water cycle and consequently impact on the beautiful land we live in and the wildlife that depends on it. These important connections must be made by Defra’s 25 year plan for food and farming, which needs to focus on England’s agricultural productivity while ensuring sustainable soils or water.


The Nature of Politics

Published on: 27 April 2016

There have been many environmental plans over the years and targets galore. They come, they go and nobody knows. If the Government is to make good its manifesto commitment to a 25 year plan to restore nature, this plan needs to be different: it needs change the nature of politics by elevating the politics of nature.


We need an ambitious 25 year plan for food and farming

Published on: 20 April 2016

The government’s forthcoming 25 year plan for food and farming represents a great opportunity to look ahead and ask what we want from the future food system. The 25 year time-frame means looking beyond this government, or the next round of CAP reform, and considering how agriculture will adapt to dramatic changes – from new technology to climatic change.


The 25 Year Plan for the environment has to succeed

Published on: 14 April 2016

Nature, with all of its infinite wonder, diversity and richness, underpins our society, economy, and human wellbeing. It’s at the heart of what makes life worth living. But our wildlife and ecosystems have been greatly diminished through human actions in the pursuit of other seemingly more important goals and ambitions.