Celebrating a good year for Cumulus – the challenges, impacts and results

A good year is worth noting and celebrating, and 2021/22 was one such year for the team at Cumulus – both challenging and productive. We thought it would be good to share with you some of the highlights to bring you up to date on the type of work we’re involved with, the problems we’re seeking to solve and how we’re changing to do more going forward!

Can agroecology and agroforestry transform the economic outlook for UK farming?

Whilst the benefits of agroecology and agroforestry are widely accepted, far less is known about how they would impact the economic performance of UK agriculture. Agroecology and agroforestry have huge potential to improve the resilience of farms of all types.
The need to better understand the economic impacts of these land management practices has driven two ground-breaking projects that Cumulus has recently undertaken for the Soil Association:

Taking stock of COP26 – implications, challenges and solutions for the land-based sector

Wind turbines as seen from above

The UN Climate Change Conference [COP26] brought into sharp focus the reality of climate change and the scale of the challenge required to limit temperature rises. It was a global event of huge significance, involving a staggering 197 countries from around the world, and one could not help feeling challenged, both as a business and personally.
While it is fair to say that COP26 did not achieve all it set out to do, some significant progress was made.