Natural Capital Markets

What farmers and policymakers need to know

27th April 2023

Natural Capital: what farmers and policy makers need to know, seeks to understand how new and emerging markets in natural capital fit into a changing landscape for farmers.

The report was written by Prof Fergus Lyon and Dr Amy Burnett of Middlesex University, commissioned by the Food Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) and supported by the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

A briefing from FFCC, which accompanies the report, further explores what role governments should play in shaping and enabling these markets to achieve substantial and speedy action towards climate goals and nature recovery – and shows that the UK government is missing an opportunity for global leadership by failing to make natural markets appealing to farmers.