25 October 2018
Oak Award Dinner at Yeo Valley

ORC fundraising dinner - filling up fast

29 October 2018
Novel breeding techniques and their implications

Threats and opportunities to UK organic food and farming sector



26 September 2018
Publication of Agricultural Bill

Public Goods emphasis - but does it go far enough?

25 September 2018
Agroforestry design for livestock and arable farmers

Workshop report from David Rose's Farm



20 August 2018
Tipping point in agricultural production

New study identifies that developing countries are winning the sustainable Intensification race

Countryside Stewardship and organic farming

Category: News
18 May 2018

From the latest RDPE Network Newsletter.

"Defra and Natural England (NE) are working with the organic sector as part of our work to improve uptake of Countryside Stewardship (CS) funding, as currently around a third of organic farmland in England is not under agri-environment schemes. Organic farmers can access funding by applying for the Mid Tier or Higher Tier of CS, accessing conversion and maintenance payments, bespoke organic options and any other CS options compatible with organic farming.

"Applicants to CS can combine the organic options with other environmental land management options to access additional funding and do more for wildlife on their farms. The application process has been improved for 2018 and we are looking at how we can simplify the evidence requirements of the scheme so farmers can more easily access the funding available."

Further information on all the Countryside Stewardship schemes is available here

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Keywords: Countryside stewardship Defra agri-environment

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