Future support mechanisms for farmers are changing. Play a part in helping to shape policy and developing a future payment system that works for you and your business.
ELMS (Environmental Land Management Scheme) is intended by Defra as the system by which ‘payment for public goods’ fully replaces the Basic Payment and Countryside Stewardship Schemes by 2028.
Public goods set to be valued through this voluntary Results Based Agri-environment Payment Scheme (RBAPS) include:
This project looks at how support, training and advice can best be provided to help farmers to deliver these public goods through transition to Integrated Farm Management (IFM) and progression towards LEAF Marque certification.
This will offer:
The project does NOT cover the cost of LEAF membership or LEAF Marque certification. It is designed to help you progress towards certification, if you so choose. The project offers an exciting opportunity for you to be supported in taking steps towards IFM that are not only in line with legislative proposals but offer long term benefits to your business.
We are looking for 60 farmers (places are limited) in England representing a range of sectors and business sizes, to participate in this project. We are trialling three different support packages with each farmer randomly allocated to one of these.
For full details on the project, requirements and how to apply, please read the information leaflet here.
Please download the application form below and submit to: lucy.[email protected]leafuk.org
Deadline: Midday 29th January 2020
Places are limited and we will inform you by 5th February 2020 if you have been selected to participate.
For further information please contact: lucy.[email protected]leafuk.org