NCC: Sustainable and Diverse Agriculture

Support best management agricultural practices that help maintain local industries and communities, while also protecting our unique natural environment and wildlife species.

Why it is Important?

With ever-increasing demands on our landscapes to support growing communities, while still maintaining their natural values and unique wildlife, good planning and land management practices are vital. Agricultural diversification and niche industries can make the most of productive land, increase resilience to fluctuations in market or climate and may be more compatible with local wildlife needs.

Examples of Local Action

  • Identify and protect high value agricultural land in local planning schemes.
  • Provide support in areas like marketing, establishment and branding, particularly in the development of niche crops or industries. This could benefit smaller family farm businesses, and result in more environmental and economic diversity.

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