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Sustainable Farming Incentive 2024: What’s Changed?

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) has introduced significant updates for 2024, marking an expansion of the scheme, both in terms of what it offers and who can apply.

Groundswell 2024: 5 Key Takeaways from the Land App Team

Groundswell Festival 2024 was a remarkable meet of people passionate about regenerative agriculture, and excited about what the future for farming holds.

Benefits of Using Land App for Planning your SFI: A Case Study with RB Rural

As the new SFI model is rolled out, and applications can be submitted via the RPA digital portal, more and more people across the sector are turning to digital mapping to understand their land and design a future plan before application.

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Founder’s Note – June 2024

With the looming general election, as well as the new SFI agreements from July, the land management sector is facing yet more change.

Election 2024: What does it mean for Food, Farming and the Environment? 

As the election draws nearer, the three major parties have released their manifesto pledges for what they seek to implement if elected into government.

5 Ways Land App Can Help Plan Diversification

Agriculture in the UK, and around the world, is undergoing a transition. Historic funding mechanisms, especially the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) from the EU, are declining and set to be phased out completely.

Benefits and Risks of Land Use Diversification

As with any other business venture, there are risks and benefits associated with diversification – clearly weighing these up is essential to increase the likelihood that your enterprises are resilient and profitable.

Types of Farm Diversification

Thinking of diversifying your Farm’s income? It’ll surprise no one that diversification can be implemented in a variety of ways, many of which are unique to a farm’s context and a farmer’s values.

May 2024 Product Update

Explore the latest Land App update featuring new data layers, and SFI 2024 template. All …

World Environment Day: Can Land Restoration turn the tide of Desertification and Drought Resilience?

World Environment Day is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Held annually on 5 June since its inception in 1973, it presents an opportunity for a global conversation around critical environmental issues, and the solutions needed to address them. 

New Data Layers – Our Top Picks 

At Land App, we’re focused on providing a service that helps you understand and contextualise your land.

What is Agroforestry? 

As conversations around agricultural transition turn to diversification, biodiversity, and resilience to climate change, the essential role of trees in the farmed landscape becomes all the more apparent.

Updates from Defra: Bluetongue virus

Each month, the team at Defra send us their updates, and we’ll share the top picks which we believe are important and helpful for you, our community of Land App users, here on the blog.

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Founder’s Note – May 2024

As a digital tool, we deal with data every day. Last month, we had over 6,000 monthly active users so I wanted to share some insight into the importance of consistent data and how we see this positively impacting the future of our planet.

Keeping your Data Clean on Land App: Top tips from our Webinar 

As more and more people turn to digital mapping to support their land management, staying up to date with Land App’s features is one of the best ways to ensure success.

EWCO Checker Tool Update

Working with the Forestry Commission we have made important updates to our EWCO Checker tool to align with the latest government updates.

Regenerative farming, agroecology, and the future of food with Riverford’s Harriet Bell

“It’s critical we don’t have food systems too big to fail”  

How Land App is Helping Landscape Recovery Projects Nationwide

At our heart, Land App is about connectivity –  of landscapes, habitats and our users. As we move toward thinking at the landscape scale, and conversations develop about a land use framework, understanding land use in a coordinated, holistic and scaled way is critical for increased resilience, food production and nature recovery.

April 2024 Product Update

Explore the latest Land App update featuring new data layers, updated login page and Land …

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A tragedy of the horizon? Nature degradation could erode 12% of GDP, a new GFI report shows.

In a now well-established speech in 2015, Mark Carney (ex-governor of the Bank of England) located failings around climate change not within a tragedy of the commons, but within a “Tragedy of the Horizon”.

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Founder’s Note – April 2024

It’s fair to say that regenerative agriculture was the catalyst that started my journey to founding Land App. I started studying regenerative agriculture 13 years ago to learn how to protect our family farm into the future.

Updates from Defra: SFI Cap Announced, Dartmoor Review Published and Water Restoration Fund Opens

Each month, the team at Defra send us their updates, and we’ll share the top picks which we believe are important and helpful for you, our community of Land App users, here on the blog.

Reflections on Knepp with the Land App Team

Last week, the Land App team were lucky enough to visit Knepp Estate – the rewilding project pioneering a new approach to land management. Here, we dive into what makes Knepp so impressive, what took the Land App team by surprise, and why the future of land management is one of optimism and excitement. 

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Financial Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture for Farmers

In many ways, regenerative farming is closer to a set of practices than a defined form of farming. Whilst Organic has strict criteria that need to be met, regenerative farming is often represented as a set of principles that improve a farm’s impact on ecosystems. These principles lay the path towards ecosystem restoration.