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Future Farming Resilience

Navigating the Agricultural Transition

This new programme has opened across the South West and North Devon+ we will be one of the partners delivering support to farmers across Devon.  Please join our newsletter to receive updates about the programme,

Free, information and business skills development workshops to help farmers and land managers navigate the changes brought about by the Agricultural Transition.

Between 2021 and 2027, the government will gradually reduce and then stop Direct Payments. Instead, farmers will be supported to improve the environment, improve animal health and welfare, and reduce carbon emissions.

There will be three levels of support aimed at paying for sustainable farming practices, creating habitats for nature recovery and making landscape-scale change such as establishing new woodland and other ecosystem services.

The move away from Direct Payments will be a big change for some farmers, so they will happen over a 7-year transition period to give time to plan and adjust. The Future Farming Resilience Fund has been funded by Defra to allow us to support farmers and land managers with this transition.

The support is free and available from October 2022 to any farmer or land manager currently in receipt of BPS payments. We are able to support farmers throughout Devon and the wider scheme can support farmers across Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Future Farming Resilience programme can help to answer some of the following questions: 

  • How fast is my BPS is reducing?
  • What new opportunities are there for my farm now?
  • Are there new grants to grow the business?
  • Where does organic or regenerative farming fit with the agricultural transition?
  • What’s the succession plan for my business?
  • How can I diversify my business?
  • Can I increase my productivity to improve my profits as the BPS reduces?
  • How can I maintain cash flow and profitability?
  • Will the Sustainable Farming Incentive work on my farm?
  • What other help is available to address the pressures on my farm business?

If you would like to know more about the scheme or to book onto an information workshop or one- to- one appointment or with a Farm Business Advisor,  please contact us by emailing with FFR in the subject line or calling 01237 428834.

FREE workshops January - April 2024 - new dates added!

Click here for full list and of workshops and to book on - these include information, specialist and digital workshops including: 

Exploring SFI Options for Your Farm in 2023

Slurry Infrastructure Grant: what you need to know and how to apply

SFI Scheme: How to Prepare and Submit a Successful Application

LandApp: how this land mapping tool can help your farm business

Using Xero for Your Online Farm Accounting




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