Listed below are details of organisations offering help and support to businesses operating in the agricultural sector
Coming to the UK for seasonal agricultural work
DEFRA has published advice for seasonal agricultural workers coming to England to work on farms and their employers. Link to the DEFRA Guidance
Article added 5th June 2020
The Prince's Countryside Fund
Established in 2010, The Prince’s Countryside Fund exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. When the Fund was established, its Patron HRH The Prince of Wales identified a crucial role for us in responding to countryside crises.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Farming Help Partnership
Supported by The Prince's Countryside Fund, this is a collaboration between The Addington Fund, The Farming Community Network, R.A.B.I, RSABI and Forage Aid working together to support the Farming Community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
This initiative is in conjunction with The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, The National Farmers’ Union, and the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust and for further information, call 03000 111 999 or visit the Farming Help website.
National Farmers Union
The NFU has created an Advice Page for its members (also available to non-members) providing links to information about a wide range of topics and the potential impacts of Coronavirus.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has set up a useful Coronavirus Advice Page with information and guidance for farmers and growers:
Government advice on operating safely during Covid-19 crisis
Specific advice has been issued by the government to farming businesses on Operating Safely during the Covid-19 crisis.
Article added 27th April 2020
The Forestry Commission has published Coronavirus-related Advice and Guidance for businesses operating in the forestry sector:
Article added 28th April 2020
Links verified 8th September 2020