New roles will ensure that farmers are able to access more advice and guidance, as well as being better placed to benefit from future funding opportunities as new schemes and sustainable incentives for farm businesses are rolled out.
Since Blue Planet II there has been increasing awareness of the amount of plastic we use and it littering our land, rivers and seas but I doubt many people have thought about the plastics that are used on farms being illegally exported to countries all over the world! I certainly hadn’t until I joined the Environment Agency’s (EA) newly established Plastics and Sustainability team in 2018 inspiring positive behaviour change within the agricultural sector.
Encouraging your views on our ongoing Challenges and Choices consultation to help protect the water environment.
My job at the Environment Agency focuses on the Catchment Sensitive Farming project around the Upper Great Ouse River catchment. The project is funded by Defra and involves working with farmers and landowners to reduce water pollution from agriculture. This …