Farmers today are under pressure to meet the demands of a rapidly growing global population whilst operating in increasingly challenging environmental conditions. It is more important than ever to ensure both food security and environmental sustainability not only for our generation, but generations to come. To achieve food security whilst safeguarding ecosystem stability, there must be a widely shared appreciation of agriculture as a multifunctional strategic land use that can provide: nutritious food, rural development and employment, environmental management, and the sustaining of cultural heritage of agrarian communities.
The members of the International National Trusts Organization (INTO) own and manage many farming properties across the globe helping to sustain the rural communities within which they are located. For instance NTEWNI is the largest farmer by land area in the UK. INTO encourages and supports the conservation and preservation of natural resources, heritage breeds and heirloom species, heritage farming structures, traditional rural landscapes, and the use of traditional farming and cultural practices.
The INTO Farms program closely ties into the values and visions of the organization underpinned by a respect for cultural sustainability. It will be used to deliver knowledge and transfer best practices for achieving sustainable agriculture amongst National Trust farms and the wider community.
“I told myself that of all the animals on Earth, insects must certainly be the ones that do the most for humans. They produce honey, silk, wax, shellac & dyes. They pollinate plants. And yet they are the most hated animals, the most misunderstood”
" Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’
Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’
Current global response insufficient;
‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature; "
IPBES 2019 Biodiversity Report has been released. It is the most complete biodiversity assessment since 2005, taking more than 15000 studies, as well as observations by local and indigenous communities, into account.
The latest INTO Farms newsletter is out now!
Why is crop & livestock genetic diversity important?
What is in store at the International Conference of National Trusts in Bermuda?
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