What is the Sustainable Farming Incentive?
Defra is working on plans for a new scheme, the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), in England to support transition to the Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs).
Here, NFU senior countryside adviser Claire Robinson takes a look at the known details of the SFI scheme, the NFU's position on the plans and next steps. She writes:
It is hoped the proposed Sustainable Farming Incentive will attract farmers who are not already involved in an agri-environment scheme. If the scheme is introduced it would be