Farming for Nature

10 May 2024

Leckford Estate, as the Waitrose & Partners Farm, is proud to be playing its part in this important movement.


We're thrilled to share Waitrose recent announcement regarding their commitment to "Farming for Nature." This exciting initiative outlines a series of ambitious goals to support biodiversity and environmental sustainability across their agricultural supply chain.

Leckford Estate, as the Waitrose & Partners Farm, is proud to be playing its part in this important movement. 

Leckford Estate hosted this year’s Waitrose Farming Conference. The conference brought together farmers, industry leaders, and sustainability experts to discuss the most pressing issues facing agriculture today.

Waitrose unveils plans to accelerate nature-friendly farming for British farmers

  • Waitrose unveils ‘Farming for Nature’ - working with its British farmers to move to nature-friendly farming
  • Waitrose to source UK meat, milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables from farms that use regenerative practices by 2035
  • Builds on commitment to reach net zero across Waitrose’s UK farms by 2035, and the entire supply chain by 2050.

Waitrose is embracing sustainability by supporting more than 2,000 of its British farmers in transitioning to nature-friendly farming methods, helping to boost financial resilience of farms in the long-term and combat the effects of climate change. 

Farming for the Future: Farming Conference (2024) Recap

Leckford Estate had the pleasure of hosting the Waitrose annual farming conference on its farm in Hampshire. The event brought together farmers, industry experts, and conservationists to discuss the critical topic of sustainable farming practices.

Discussions focused on innovative approaches to land management that benefit both productivity and the environment. Attendees explored themes like regenerative agriculture, soil health, and biodiversity.

Leckford Estate, a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) demonstration farm, is committed to these principles and believes that sustainable practices are not just good for the environment, but also lead to long-term business success.

You can find out more about this year’s Farming Conference and Waitrose "farming for nature" commitment, by reading the full update here.

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