In a briefing published today, the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) sets out its continuing concerns about the new Agriculture Bill , the second reading of which takes place today.
The SFT welcomes the publication of the revised Bill but wants to see a whole farm approach to the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMs) in order to integrate efficient and sustainable food production with nature friendly farming practices.
The organisation is delighted to see to the inclusion of soil health and welcomes the mention of agroecology but wants to see this go further. We are calling for the introduction of two amendments to the Bill:
to provide specific support to farmers during and after the transition to agroecological methods; a commitment