Geraint Powell: Report published

2017 Scholar, Geraint Powell’s report is now available on the Nuffield International website. Below is the executive summary of his report, titled:‘Sustainable grazing strategies that meet ecological demands’

Report Title       

Sustainable grazing strategies that meet ecological demands


Geraint Powell


AHDB Beef and Lamb

Countries visited

USA, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Ireland  

Objectives of the study tour: 

  • To discover where a healthy balance can be struck between the natural environment and agricultural productivity
  • To study the role of grazing animals in maintaining and enhancing the ecosystem function


  • A better understanding of the laws that govern nature and embracing the benefits of soil health and diversity will result in greater resilience
  • Policy driven prescription of the “what” is completely ineffective if the “why” is not understood
  • Resources need to be evaluated and allocated effectively to ensure growth is regenerative
  • The most profitable place to keep a cow is where nature thrives

See Geraint’s report at: