Eating biodiversity : an investigation of the links between quality food production and biodiversity protection, 2005-2007
This is a mixed method data collection. The study is part of the Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme.
This project investigated the links between quality food production and biodiversity protection by asking the question: can production systems that use and maintain biodiverse natural grasslands, translate that into a source of additional product value in the production of meat and cheese and therefore benefit rural economies? The aim was to inverse the conventional understanding of landscape or environmental quality as the outcome of well managed farming to explore the idea of natural grassland biodiversity as an input into more sustainable farming and as an integral component of product quality.
Ecological data from this study are available at the Environmental Information Data Centre of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Further information and documentation for this study may be found through the RELU Knowledge Portal: Eating Biodiversity.