LEAF ELMS Tests and Tri­als Pro­gramme Assur­ance Project (Eng­land)

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.

About ELMS

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:

  • Clean and plentiful water
  • Clean air
  • Thriving plants and wildlife
  • Reduction in and protection from environmental hazards
  • Adaptation to and mitigation of climate change
  • Beauty, heritage and engagement with the environment

The Assurance Project

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:

Benefits include:

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.

How to get involved

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.

How to apply

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

Appli­ca­tion Form Download