Defra publishes more information on new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme
28th Jun 2021 / By Alistair Driver
Defra has published more information about the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme, which opens for applications from July 1 until the end of January 2022.
The programme, which has been developed with the support of a group of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Park staff from across the country, is open to all farmers and land managers within an AONB, National Park in England, or the Broads. It could also support activity on other land, where a project will benefit a Protected Landscape or its body’s objectives or partnership initiatives.
Farming in Protected Landscapes is a programme of funding for one-off projects, not an agri-environment scheme. It will support farmers and land managers to carry out projects that:
- support nature recovery
- mitigate the impacts of climate change
- provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and its cultural heritage
- support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses.
You can read about the scheme HERE
The programme is part of Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan and Defra said it work alongside, not in competition with, its existing and new schemes, adding value where it is most needed.