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

Environmental Land Management System Trial

The Environmental Land-Management System (ELMS) is being developed by DEFRA as a potential new payment methodology that is planned to replace current Basic Payment Scheme and Countryside Stewardship.

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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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Author: Ellen James

Somerset Catchment Partnership

Somerset Catchment Partnership is bringing together a range of organisations who work within the water environments of Somerset since 2013.

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Author: Ellen James

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

County Competitions

FWAG SouthWest currently run county based competitions in Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire and Somerset. Are you a farmer who carefully considers methods of conservation and sustainability when farming your land? If you would like to find out more about these competitions, and find out how to enter, click here.

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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

Could you volunteer at one of our Kingfisher schemes across the south west?

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Author: Ellen James

News

Blog Posts

  • Entry #31 - Simeon Day: Hedgerows and Orchards – a truly natural partnership

    The blossom season is in full swing! The landscape is bursting with beautiful flowers and the air is heady with their scent. The region’s fields, hedgerows, verges and orchards are humming with busy pollinators getting to work and it is looking like it might be a vintage year. Read the full article from Simeon by clicking here... Read more

  • Entry #30 - Rosie Bowers: Student Sustainability

    In September 2019, when I started my first year at university, I liked to think I lived sustainably. I shopped at H&M, ate tesco meat, and my flat was full of single use bottles and packages. But it wasn’t until I started talking to the new people I was meeting, and educating myself, that I realized how much negative impact I was having. Read the full article from Rosie by clicking here... Read more

  • Entry #29 - Charlie Steele: Runner by Nature

    May is an excellent time of year to be spent enjoying the outdoors, as there are so many changes taking place in our surroundings. Wildflowers and blossoms are in full swing, with hedgerows, grass margins, and verges exhibiting a wide range of colours and scents. Click here to read more... Read more