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Search for all relevant science on managing food producing ecosystems

We’ve summarised scientific research on the effects of actions to make food production more sustainable, focusing on aquaculture, natural pest control, soils and farmland conservation. Search for your food product, landscape type, or issue of interest. This site will present the possible actions you could take and a summary of the available evidence for their effectiveness.

You can download a full pdf of the natural pest control synopsis here and the salmon farming (aquaculture) synopsis here.

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Our mission

The NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Knowledge Exchange Programme on Sustainable Food Production aimed to enhance the use of science in making UK food production systems more environmentally sustainable. It ran from June 2012 to September 2013. The evidence summaries it generated are available to search and download on this site.

Search for evidence on managing ecosystem services in farmland

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