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Land management and environmental issues

Information on the old Defra website currently covers the following:

Focus: Agri-environment schemes

The Rural Development Programme for England includes support for conservation and improvement of the rural environment, largely through the Environmental Stewardship Scheme. [Further information]

See also:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
    Information about the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scheme for uncultivated land and semi-natural areas.
  • Farmland conservation
    The role of agriculture in conservation.
  • Fertilisers
    Information on the fertiliser sector including details of the legislative responsibilities under EC Regulations and domestic law.
  • Soil
    Soil is a fundamental and irreplaceable natural resource. See the soil section for further details, including information on the soils elements of cross compliance and environmental stewardship.
Further information

Whole Farm Approach
Defra's electronic service to develop an integrated access point to Defra and related agencies for farmers and growers.

Page last modified: 29 October 2010
Page published: 1 July 2006