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Is farming entrepreneurial enough? Flooding in Lancashire, Cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Farming is less entrepreneurial than many other industries, according to a new report. And farmers in Lancashire count the cost of flooded vegetable fields.

Farming is less entrepreneurial than many other industries according to a new report, commissioned for the Oxford Farming Conference.

The Government has extended the Farming Recovery Fund for flood hit areas beyond Cumbria, to Yorkshire and Lancashire. We hear how farmers in the crop growing lowlands of West Lancashire have lost fields of high value vegetables in the deluge.

Scientists suggest one way farming could cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% on 1990 levels before 2050 could be to cover 30% of the UK in forest and restore 700,000 hectares of peat bog. Other options include increasing the efficiency of livestock production and eating less meat.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Sarah Swadling.

13 minutes


  • Tue 5 Jan 2016 05:45