Supporting fellow farmers, for over 50 years, to value the environmental assets on their land and use them for a sustainable and profitable future.

How we help

Farm Habitats and Species

We can guide you through any project, arranging surveys and plans and ensuring your project delivers a high level of wildlife and amenity value.

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Countryside Stewardship

FWAG SW has a wealth of experience in the range of grants on offer and their suitability for your farm business. We can prepare and submit an application on your behalf and help with your evidence and record keeping requirements.

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Our work

ILD – Integrated Local Delivery

The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Southwest has been championing and delivering an approach we term as “Integrated Local Delivery” (ILD) in the Southwest of England for over 10 years. The approach inspires and enables farmers and communities to come together to build resilience, supported by an all-inclusive partnership of organisations working together at a local level. Click here to read more about the ILD and to download the supporting documents.

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Author: Ellen James

Hills to Levels

Hills to Levels is a holistic catchment management approach, which began across catchments in Somerset, aiming to ‘slow the flow’ to reduce flood risk, reduce erosion, improve water quality, deliver wider environmental benefits and increase resilience on the floodplain.

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Kingfisher Project

The Kingfisher Award Scheme (KAS) provides children with the opportunity to go onto farms to explore the natural world.

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159

Countryside Stewardship agreements were submitted, on behalf of farmers, in 2021

22,866ha

of land supported with these applications

£11,498,906

of grants will be paid to these farmers in the south west over the next 5 years

Support us

New Shoots

New Shoots provides a bespoke two-year training programme to Assistant Farm Environment Advisers joining FWAG SouthWest. Click here to see how you could help...

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Target amount: £300,000.00

Amount raised: £200.00

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Become a member / Renew your membership

JOIN US! Become a friend or a member and you'll be helping to create a better farmed environment for everyone across the South West.

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Kingfisher Awards Scheme Volunteering Opportunities

Each Summer, Kingfisher Awards take place across the south west. Local schools are offered the chance to come along to a farm, and “Touch, feel and see the relationship between food, farming and wildlife.” Could you volunteer at one of our Kingfisher schemes across the south west?

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News

Blog Posts

  • Are you up to date with your soil sampling?

    Regular soil testing is not only a requirement to comply with the Farming Rules for Water but is a key part of Agri environment schemes and allows farmers to make informed decisions about manure and fertiliser applications. Fortunately help is at hand...... Read more

  • Winner of the Cornwall Otter Award for 2023 Announced

    The winners of the 2023 Cornwall Otter Award have been announced; congratulations to the Whell Family from Leyonne, Fowey! Click hear to read more about our finalists..... Read more

  • Entry #40 - Adam Lockyear: Woodland management at Great Trill Farm

    Adam Lockyear spent the day with Iain Turner at Great Trill Farm looking at the work being carried out as part of their Woodland Management Plan and Higher Tier agreement. They discuss the economic and environmental considerations of managing this Ancient semi-natural woodland and mixed plantation. Read more