The new and emerging Environmental Land Management schemes (ELM) will play a significant part toward achieving the environment we want, whilst also contributing to a thriving rural economy and farming sector.
Improving the health of our environment as set out in the Government 25 Year Environment Plan is a huge challenge for all of us who care about the environment. Farmland accounts for 69% of our land in England and our farmers are vital stewards of that land.
Through ELM, farmers, foresters and other land managers, including public sector landowners, can receive payments for managing their land in a way that will contribute to: clean air; clean and plentiful water; thriving plants and wildlife; beauty, heritage and engagement with the environment; and adaptation to climate change.
Want to know more, check out the information here: How farming is changing - Future Farming (blog.gov.uk)