1550: Training for agri-environment schemes

This briefing is taken from Rural Economy and Land Use Note No. 37 ‘Improving the success of agri-environment initiatives’. The research was carried out at the NERC Centre for Ecology and

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Farmers need to be more involved in developing agri-environmental policies and could contribute their expertise to the design of interventions. A one-day training course with follow-up advice, offered to farmers taking up new agri-environment options could help to ensure better environmental outcomes. It is important that training is focused on practical issues and is delivered by professionals with farming experience.

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