Agrovista UK offers advice for businesses looking to get involved with the Sustainable Farming Incentive

Wed Mar 30, 2022 - 10:35am GMT+0000

– March 17, 2022

Agrovista UK Limited is offering tailored, strategic business advice to companies in the UK looking to capitalise on the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI). 

In February 2021, further details of the first tier of the new Environmental Land Management from Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) were announced. A pilot scheme for the Sustainable Farming Incentive was scheduled for autumn 2021, with farmers and landowners invited to register their interest. More than 2,100 applicants were encouraged to submit a more formal proposal as part of a plan to choose 1,200 participants for the pilot scheme. 

The SFI, which is an evolving programme, covers key standards, including arable and horticultural land and soils, improved grassland, low and no input grassland, hedgerows, on-farm woodland and waterbody buffering. Additional standards are set to be added governing animal welfare.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is designed to be farmer-friendly, but there are elements that are more complex and difficult to understand. It is essential for businesses, farmers and landowners to understand what enrolling in the pilot scheme involves. This is why Agrovista has launched a rural consultancy service, which provides clarity and access to expert advice. 

The SFI has the potential to produce incredible benefits, including taking Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAECs) to a higher level, but businesses must be aware of what they are signing up to and make sure that the initiative is right for them. Agrovista’s dedicated team of experienced farm and environmental business consultants helps businesses across the UK by providing strategic advice and support tailored to their needs. 

There are additional schemes that may be of interest to farmers or companies considering the Sustainable Farming Incentive and there are also several factors and elements of the initiative to explore and break down before committing to the SFI. Agrovista’s knowledgeable team is ideally placed to offer targeted, tailored advice. 

Agrovista’s team covers a broad spectrum of subjects, including the basic payment scheme, countryside stewardship, agricultural transition, nutrient planning and grant applications. More information is available at

About Agrovista UK Limited

Agrovista UK Limited supplies agronomy advice, precision farming services and crop protection products. With more than 60 years of experience in the industry, Agrovista works in partnership with businesses, farmers and landowners in the arable, fruit and vegetable, amenity and horticultural sectors. The primary goal is to facilitate efficient, cost-effective business management and help businesses to realise their agronomic potential. With developments, such as the Sustainable Farming Incentive on the agenda, Agrovista’s rural consultancy team is reaching out to offer strategic business advice. 

Anyone who wishes to find out more about Agrovista UK is encouraged to make use of the following contact details:

Contact Info:
Name: Carolyn McIntyre
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Organization: Agrovista UK Limited
Address: Rutherford House, Nottingham Science and Technology Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2PZ
Phone: 01159390202

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