As part of research commissioned by the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) to help address this gap, the team is organising an online and in-person workshop at the end of January 2024 to identify how rural enterprises (farm businesses, SMEs, land agents, local producer associations and members of the Country Land and Business Association) navigate, understand and exploit the opportunities voluntary carbon markets present, and how they overcome potential limitations and barriers.
The workshop is aimed at three groups:
- Landowners eg estates, farmers (including tenant farmers) etc.
- Land agents eg Strutt and Parker, Savills etc.
- Third party groups with an interest in carbon markets which may not necessarily engage in these markets directly eg National Farmers Union (NFU), Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Forestry England, Green Alliance, Green Farm Collective etc.