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Watch: Trialling farmer-led land management plans at Aqualate Mere, Staffordshire

In this film, farmers from the Aqualate Mere catchment share their experiences of taking part in Tests and Trials. This test created a land management plan and worked to set priorities for the catchment, incorporating biodiversity, water quality and carbon sequestration.

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This is the first of a 2-part series on the work of Aqualate Castle Holdings in Tests and Trials. The findings from this test led to a second test focusing on building commercial agreements between private organisations and local farming communities. This will be explored in the second video.

A second round of funding for Landscape Recovery projects has been announced. For more information, please see this blog post Landscape Recovery: apply for the second round - Farming ( or visit

Thanks to farmers Guy, Richard and Oliver, and estate manager Wojtek and business lead Richard, for taking part in this film.

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  1. Comment by Peter Gaskell posted on

    Very informative and interesting, a lot of helpful information packed into a 6 minute video.


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