Agriculture: Subsidies:Written question - 277285

Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Agriculture: Subsidies
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to incentivise sustainable agricultural practices through the Environmental Land Management scheme.
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 23 July 2019

The Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) will be underpinned by the principle of payment of public money for public goods such as: clean air; clean and plentiful water; thriving plants and wildlife; reduced risk of harm from environmental hazards such as flooding and drought; enhanced beauty, heritage and engagement for the natural environment and mitigating and adapting to climate change. As the detail of the ELMS is developed, Defra will be exploring with stakeholders where sustainable farming practices can contribute to the delivery of these public goods.

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