The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West, the Countryside and Community Research Institute and Natural England expression of interest in running a Farmer Led new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) trial in Gloucestershire is based on the learning from the projects and pilots, all of which use the integrated local delivery framework which can be found here.


The Economics of Environmental Stewardship (funded by Defra in 2012) demonstrated the integrated local delivery framework as the most cost effective approach to delivering environmental stewardship http://www.ccri.ac.uk/es-2/ when compared against 8 other international case studies.  With over 30 years’ experience in farmer led environmental delivery partnership projects in support of government agencies and arms-length bodies, FWAG SW and CCRI feel we have a strong team and process to work with Natural England and the RPA to develop future environmental land management schemes.

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