The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) three-year agreement has seen minor changes to the Handbook first published in June 2023. DEFRA have announced that farmers and landowners can now register by filling in a short online form to express their interest in the scheme. Applications will open from the 18th September 2023 and successful applicants will start their agreement in a controlled roll out in the coming months.
The Sustainable Farming Incentive covers 23 actions to choose from. These actions relate to:
In response to feedback, DEFRA have made some changes to clarify wording and increased flexibility of some actions, for example:
These are just a few changes that have been made to the Handbook and there are more that could enhance the productivity, income and sustainability of your business. If you would like to find out more information or would like help applying for the SFI, please contact your local office.