Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Locking up carbon in the uplands

"I went from revved-up farmer to farming with nature", says Hywel

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales

At Esgairllaethdy, a 230-acre upland farm on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, Hywel grazes his cattle to boost the land’s biodiversity. He plants thousands of trees every year in hedgerows and believes that biodiverse-rich upland farms are underestimated for the amount of carbon they sequester through rich tapestries of grasses and mosses. “I’ve gone from being a revved-up farmer to farming with nature.”

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Agroecology and regenerative farming integrates food production and space for nature - and supporting this type of farming is one of 5 'no regrets' actions we are urging government to take to speed real climate action.