3 January 2019
Oxford Real Farming Conference

to 4th January 2019

9 January 2019
Growing trees in grazing systems

Promise and practice of silvopasture



6 December 2018
Improving organic crop production

Major new book includes chapter by Susanne Padel

27 November 2018
LIVESEED farmer survey

Farmers experiences and opinions on organic seed needed



22 November 2018
Big opportunity for UK Organic

Development of new UK agricutural policy will be critical

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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