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Organic farming (Environment)
Triodos helped this mother and daughter partnership purchase Appleton Farm near Weston-super-Mare that runs an extensive organic herd of suckler cows on 20 acres of agricultural land along with additional rented land.
Organic agriculture recognises the relationship between our environment, our health and the food we eat. As well as high animal welfare standards, organics avoids the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers and helps to revitalize the earth. And, because organic farming releases less greenhouse gases than non-organic farming, it means a smaller carbon footprint for the environment. Lending in this sector varies from dairy and meat, to forestry and fruit.