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Agroforestry and peatland restoration can help deliver shift in land use, Hutton researchers say

Agroforestry and peatland restoration can help deliver shift in land use, Hutton researchers say

Peatlands play a key role in storing much of the UK's soil carbon
"There are many potential benefits from agroforestry, from a production point of view but also in terms of biodiversity and we know that farming in the future will have to take into account much more than just producing food"
Snapshot of our virtual tour of agroforestry at Glensaugh

Researchers based at the James Hutton Institute have welcomed the publication of the UK Committee on Climate Change’s new report on land use, and have highlighted the potential of agroforestry and peatland restoration to help deliver the major shift in land use that is needed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The report outlines five objectives for policy:

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute