UK seminar on HNV farming policies
Natural England offices, London on 18th June
EFNCP and LUPG (the UK Land Use Policy Group) held a joint seminar in London on 18th June to consider the future of HNV farming policies in the UK.
This was an opportunity to present findings from case studies in England, Wales and Scotland, and to discuss the future of HNV farming indicators with Zelie Peppiette from the CAP evaluation unit of DG AGRI. The relevance of the UK Countryside Survey for HNV farmland monitoring was analysed using the Northern Ireland survey as an example.
- The European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
- UK Land Use Policy Group
|10.30||Introduction to the day – LUPG|
|10.40||Introduction to the HNV farmland CMEF indicator – Zelie Peppiette (DG AGRI, European Commission)|
|Session 2:||Case study findings from Devon, Carmarthenshire and Wye Valley|
|11.10||Introduction to the three case studies – Guy Beaufoy (EFNCP)|
|11.20||Devon – Guy Beaufoy (EFNCP)|
|11.50||East Carmarthenshire – Gwyn Jones (EFNCP)|
|12.10||Wye Valley – Andrew Blake (Wye Valley AONB) Paul Silcock (Cumulus Consultants)|
|Session 3:||Other examples|
|13.30||HNV farming in Scotland - Farm Characteristics and Practices – Ken Taylor, Vyv Wood (Asken Ltd)|
|14.00||Countryside Survey Northern Ireland – results and relevance to HNV farmland monitoring – Richard Weyl (DOENI)|
|Session 4:||Discussion of main issues emerging|
|14.45||Systems for identifying and monitoring HNV farmland|
|15.15||Targeting policy measures at HNV farmland in the context of RDPs post 2013|
Read more about identifying and supporting High Nature Value (HNV) farming in the UK.