Funded by Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC)
There is growing interest in how farmers can be paid for the environmental benefits they can provide with a number of businesses now creating new opportunities such as carbon capture, payment for wildlife areas or planting crops that reduce risks of flooding and pollution. Middlesex University will be exploring these new markets for natural capital with the support of The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) and the Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF). This study will explore emerging natural capital markets and understand the opportunities and risks for farmers across the UK. The project will help small and medium sized family farms, and will examine how access to natural capital markets can be broadened to include smaller, tenanted and new entrant farmers.