New incentive for sustainable farming

The Government has recently confirmed their will be an early rollout of a brand new environmental land management scheme that will reward farmers who are introducing more sustainable farming approaches.

This means, farmers who are currently eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme will also now have the ability to sign up to an additional new Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme which shall begin early next spring.

The new scheme will be made accesible to all types of farms as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) aims to “bring more land and more farms into environmental management than ever before”.

It is anticipated to help speed up the large-scale introduction of more sustainable approaches on various types of farms.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive will be the initial out of three environmental land management schemes which are planned to be rolled out and will include further actions to help improve soil health as well as water quality, continue the enhancement of hedgerows and promote integrated pest management.

The expected new payments of between £26 and £70 per hectare shall be offered for management practices that aim to improve soil health by enhancing soil structure, soil organic matter and soil biology.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said: “Soil health is the key to delivering our targets on the environment and improving farm profitability. Well managed soils can lead to increased biodiversity, improved water quality and reduced carbon emissions.

“Our new Sustainable Farming Incentive will eventually be open to every farmer in England and will incentivise a shift towards more sustainable soil and grassland management.”


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