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Fenland SOIL is a not for profit members organisation that aims to inform and develop ‘whole farm’ land use policies, aimed at achieving climate change mitigation and biodiversity enhancement in the Fens, and to help establish an agreed set of numbers for Green House Gas (GHG) emissions for deep, shallow and wasted peat soils.
Why was Fenland SOIL established?
Fenland SOIL was set up in 2021 as part of the work carried out by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s Independent Commission on Climate as a dedicated team with farmers at its core to tackle climate issues relating to agriculture and peat in the Fens. They hope that by acting as a united front and showing proactivity they will be able to positively influence and help shape policy so that it is fair and realistic for those that will be implementing it. They feel that ‘the best defence for farming is to stop being so defensive’.