Nuffield scholar Cameron Henderson has been exploring the link between agriculture and energy, and how technology can work to harness farmed energy sources.
With the country's ambitious plan to get net greenhouse emissions to zero by 2050, the issue of farming and the environment has constantly been in the headlines over recent years.
Henderson says while the plan sounds good, the reality of making it happen isn't so easy.
"Setting the target was the easy part, getting there is the hard part," he told Rural Exchange.
"We're very good at setting a vision and not very good at setting a strategy at how we get there. The crux of my study was to look at how farmers can play their part - not only in getting themselves to a lower emissions profile but to help the country get there as well."
Listen to the full interview with Henderson.
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