In March, we invited farmers to express interest in taking part in the first Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot. In this post, we'd like to share the response and what we’ll do next.
Tom is a farmer-turned-policy adviser in the Pilot Team (part of the Environmental Land Management team).
Tom leads the thinking on what we pilot of our future schemes, and how. His team is responsible for designing and then operating scheme pilots, including the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.
In this post, I'll provide an overview of our approach to payments for farmers taking part in the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.
At NFU21, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, spoke about the Sustainable Farming Incentive. In this post, Tom Lewis explains our approach to SFI and what you need to know.
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