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 #33 - Luke Dale-Harris: Are family farms heading for extinction?

    Farmers occupy a strange place in our collective imagination – sometimes hardened heroes, working tirelessly to feed the world and steward our countryside; other times mercantile destroyers of the environment, grubbing out trees and demanding more money from the taxpayer. Click to read more... Read more

  • Devon Bronze Otter Award Winner 2022 Announced

    The 2022 winner of the Devon bronze otter award has been awarded to Jim Mawle of Willey Farm! Click here to read more... Read more

  • Cornwall Otter Award Winner 2022 Announced

    The Cornwall Otter trophy is awarded to farmers who are committed to wildlife conservation and sustainable farming. We are pleased to announce that the Cornwall Otter Award 2022 has been awarded to Geoff Williams at Tretharrup Farm... Read more