We target our funded schemes, knowledge and advice to farmers and land managers throughout the country, whilst giving guidance and leadership to our partners, farming community and government.
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On our most popular scheme, farmers and land managers could earn £30 per hectare for environmental management at the entry level. Find out more about funding for farmers and land managers.
If you are a farmer or land manager you may be able to access funded schemes that work with your farm business. You can also benefit from our farm visits and events to get the best environmental outcome for your land.
If you and your family want to know more and see how farmers are looking after the land you can visit a farm or country estate, get your school involved through Educational access, or take your family to Open Farm Sunday.
FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) is the leading charity inspiring children to learn more about food, farming and the countryside - where their food comes from, how it is produced, how the countryside is looked after.
Your organisation or business can also work with us to get the best from the countryside and environment, through sponsorship and marketing opportunities. Our land agents page gives updates on what's happeining on land stewardship.
Funding schemes are supported by sound advice and information. Contact us
Farm visits and events - provide advice and information through farm walks, workshops, clinics and farm visits
Organic conversion advice - free advice on the practicalities of converting to organic production.
England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative - aims to reduce the pollution of surface-water bodies caused by farming operations.
Cross Compliance - is the set of conditions which claimants of direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have to meet. Such payments include those made under the Single Payment Scheme and certain Rural Development schemes.
Regulations have been introduced to encourage better land management practice and to protect the natural environment. We have responsibilities in connection with some of these regulations, for example the Heather and Grass Burning (England) Regulations 2007. Find out more in Regulation and licensing.
(31 March 2014) The state of the art technology on offer to visiting school groups at Nethergill Farm in the Yorkshire Dales was put to the test by pupils from Kettlewell Primary School during a recent open day.
(7 February 2014) Natural England has fully supported the Somerset Levels and Moors Task Force in the production of its long-term vision for the Somerset Levels and Moors.
(7 February 2014) Resolving the flooding problems currently affecting the Somerset Levels and Moors is a matter of the utmost priority and Natural England plays an important role in providing environmental advice to flood management and drainage authorities. We welcome the government’s recent funding announcement and will provide whatever support is necessary to help deliver the government’s twenty year Action Plan for the area.
(27 January 2014) Agriculture students from colleges in Staffordshire and Hampshire are celebrating following their triumph in two Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) competitions.
(14 January 2014) Landowners are helping protect the rare little whirlpool ramshorn snail by following Natural England’s protocol, which sets out advice on how to maintain ditches without destroying the invertebrate’s vital habitat.
Land management developments
Farmers, land managers and tenants in England can receive payment to deliver effective environmental land management. Some restrictions apply from 1 September 2013.
Celebrating 25 years of agri-environment schemes
Already in a scheme? You still have options
Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)
The Campaign, in wide partnership, seeks to increase the uptake of Environmental Stewardship. How to get involved.
The Prince's Countryside Fund
Inspired by the Prince of Wales, provides money to support long term sustainability of the British countryside, raised from Business in the Community projects.