Cranborne Chase AONB taking part in Defra Tests and Trials project

5th February 2020

Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of 12 AONBs taking part in a ‘Defra Tests and Trials’ project called Farming for the Nation.

The AONBs taking part will be testing new ways for Defra to incentivise environmentally friendly approaches to farming.

Cranborne Chase AONB will be organising a series of facilitated workshops to seek agreement on the public benefits of well-managed farmland:

  • which of these benefits farmers would consider managing within a new stewardship scheme;
  • how it fits in with the farm business; and,
  • consider how to assess outcomes.

These workshops are open to any of the farmers within the AONB and other stakeholders such as Local Nature Partnerships/Health and Wellbeing Groups. Agreed Land Management Plans (LMP) will be co-created with six farmers for their landholdings with technical advice and support provided.

To find out more, get in touch with Tracy Adams, our Farm Conservation Advisor.

Photo by Carolyn White.