With reduction of income from the Basic Payment Scheme over the next few years, all farmers are considering how to continue to develop their profitable farm businesses. As part of the Agricultural Transition, Defra introduced the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) in 2022 with the aim to support farmers looking after the natural environment in the course of their farming.
In this free workshop, we will look at the options available under the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), including a deep-dive into the six new standards being introduced in 2023, and how these can be applied on your farm.
The six additional standards to be introduced in 2023 include:
Under the new schemes, on farm payments can reach an average of £200/ha depending on options chosen. During the session we will explore the payments offered, go through the application process, and what is required to comply.
This workshop is available to any farmer or land manager in Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall, or the Isles of Scilly currently in receipt of BPS payments.
To be eligible to participate in the Future Farming Resilience project and receive subsequent one-to-one support or attend further workshops, you will be required to complete a Monitoring Information form. Forms will be provided by your advisor, at a workshop, or emailed to you after an online workshop. Please ensure forms are completed swiftly. Please be aware that BIP may limit further access to specialist workshops or one-to-one advice if the form is not completed.