Photo (c) Paul Harris, Nidderdale AONB
Farming for the Nation: Environmental Land Management scheme
A group of 12 AONBs is playing a key part in the design of Defra’s new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM). One of 44 Defra Tests and Trials nationwide, the AONB programme 'Farming for the Nation' (coordinated by the NAAONB) is made possible by the high level of collaboration across the network. It brings together hundreds of farmers across thousands of acres of land in a wide range of settings to test proposed elements of the new system, providing significant input for the scheme’s development ahead of its implementation in 2024.