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Andrew Powley

Andrew Powley

Andy is a team leader in the Innovation, Productivity and Science division.

His team is responsible for developing Defra’s plan to provide resilience support to farmers in England during the agricultural transition.

Your questions about the Future Farming Resilience Fund

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Last week I wrote a blog post encouraging farmers and land managers to take advantage of the free business support and advice on offer through the Future Farming Resilience Fund. Some people have been in touch to ask various questions about the fund. I wanted everyone to see the responses, so I thought I’d address them in this blog post. 

It’s not too late to get free business advice  

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Two people talking with farm in shot

One of the things we're doing to support farmers and land managers through the agricultural transition is providing free business support and advice, through a project called the Future Farming Resilience Fund. So far, over 1,200 farming businesses have received support, with scope to help many more. In this post, I’d like to encourage more people to access the free advice that's available. 

The Future Farming Resilience Fund: an update

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In March, I blogged about the Future Farming Resilience Fund (FFRF). The FFRF provides business support to farmers and land managers to help them navigate the changes that are happening during the agricultural transition. I wanted to give a short update on how this work is progressing.  

The Future Farming Resilience Fund: supporting farmers through transition

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Turning the hay Wensleydale, Near Marsett, Yorkshire Dales 2011 Copyright Natural England/James LePage

The Future Farming Resilience Fund (FFRF) awards grants to organisations so that they can support farmers and land managers who are in receipt of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments. Today, (25 March) we’re inviting organisations to apply for funding.