A briefing from FFCC Cumbria
28th March 2022
The Upland Farmer Toolkit is now live, find it here.
FFCC Cumbria is developing a toolkit and resources to support upland livestock farm businesses to adapt as direct payments are phased out and in the face of multiple challenges.
The purpose of the project is to support and upskill farmers and their advisors in farm business finance and environmental management, with the aim to integrate food production with enhancing public goods and improving financial resilience.
It is a collaborative effort, with the lead consultants bringing a wealth of experience from their own farming backgrounds. The project also draws on a steering group set up to advise on design and content, and work to pilot the toolkit with farmers and those in farming advisory and support capacities, from accountants, land agents and vets to NGOs, and farming support organisations.
Financial planning support for farm businesses will sit alongside a hub of information covering topics including agri-environment schemes, carbon and biodiversity, mental health and wellbeing support, diversification, succession planning, animal health and welfare, and regenerative agriculture practices. By collating and curating the information already available and filling gaps, the online hub will act as a one-stop shop, with easy-to-digest information and signposting to existing services and resources.
The expected timeline is:
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