Farming & Food Business Resilience

Support for farming and food & drink processing businesses.

Available until 30 September 2021

The agricultural farming and food sector are facing the biggest change in how they are supported by the public purse since the 1940’s as they lose the direct payments they receive through Defra and are replaced by ones based on payments for positive environmental practices.

This programme of support means we can offer 3 hours of  fully-funded, one-to-one support for farming and farm diversification as well as food and drink processing businesses.

As part of this support we have developed our own tool to demonstrate the reduction in direct payments from 2021-2024 and how that will impact on your profitability. This will stimulate a discussion on how the business will need to adapt and engage with the new schemes being developed by Defra.

This support available to eligible businesses across the Heart of the South West area, including Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. The aim is to help businesses build resilience and be better able to adapt and respond to changing circumstances such as impacts of EU exit, changes to agricultural support and any other external factors that present challenges and opportunities.

Businesses can access a one-to-one meeting with a business adviser, which will include a business review and creation of a business support action plan to outline future steps and activities.


This support is available completely free to farming, farm diversification, food and drink processing businesses across the Heart of the South West area which includes Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay.


Enter your details below and one of our experienced advisors will contact you to discuss your business.

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How this support is funded

The Adapt & Thrive programme has been funded by East Devon District Council.