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Watch episode 3: Land management plans and the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Through tests and trials, we want to understand the role that land management plans could play in our schemes. 

In the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot, we provided farmers with 3 different land management plan templates.

Each template was developed through tests and trials. One of these templates was developed by the Growing the Goods test and trial group.

Watch the final video to see farmers and growers who took part in the Growing the Goods test and trial. They share their experience of developing a land management plan.

Linking production and environmental outcomes is an essential part of these customer-focused horticultural businesses. The Landworkers Alliance land management plan template, developed by the Growing the Goods group, uses coded habitat types.

The template is made up of a spreadsheet table explaining Public Good Actions.

This approach thinks of it as either “land-use change” or a “management change”, with the spreadsheet used to log what will be done on the land and why. The Growing the Goods group particularly liked that this template made use of spreadsheet functions to simplify the process and make it less time consuming.

This is the last of 3 blog posts and videos about land management planning in the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

We’re going to continue learning about land management plans through further research projects. This will help to identify the most useful features to farmers and land managers.

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  1. Comment by Christopher Stopes posted on

    Great to see this use of Land Management Plans (LMPs) explored in a Defra Test and Trial. They are really helpful for growers and farmers too. Interesting to hear how they fit well with organic management and how they help with the process of organic inspection, verification and certification. Organic systems deliver public goods! The organic standard and certification proves it well. Something for Defra to take seriously: #proudtobeorganic - see the Organic Manifesto from OF&G:


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