A response was submitted by ALGAO to the recent consultation by DEFRA on the proposals for the new Environmental Land Management Scheme currently planned to come into effect in 2024.
For more than forty years, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has dictated how we farm our land. Our departure from the EU and the CAP provides us with a unique opportunity to redesign our agricultural policies to allow us to meet our environmental ambitions, while supporting our farming sector. In freeing our farmers from the CAP and moving to a new system based on ‘public money for public goods’, we will put English farmers in the best position possible to meet the objectives of protecting the environment and producing food.
This DEFRA consultation webpage sets out the government’s initial thinking on how these objectives can be supported through the design of a new ELM scheme.