The Devon Farm Advice Report produced by Ash Futures has been publicly released and reviews the current provision of farm advice across the County as well as offering recommendations for the future.
The Devon Local Nature Partnership says the following about the report:
The Devon Farm Advice Report sets out the findings of a review of the current provision of environmental advice for farmers in Devon which was undertaken between January and May 2022. The farming sector is going through a big transition and under huge pressure to manage land differently for a multitude of reasons. Provision of good independent advice, particularly in relation to climate and nature, will be essential to help Devon’s farmers through this uncertain period.
The need for the review is set out in the Devon Carbon Plan, produced by the Devon Climate Partnership. The review was managed by Devon County Council on behalf of the Devon and Torbay Local Nature Partnership which is leading the Food, Farming and Seas theme within the Devon Carbon Plan. This findings of this review will feed into the development of the Devon, Plymouth and Torbay Local Nature Recovery Strategy, in which high quality advice to famers on nature recovery will be an important output.
The report is available on the Devon Local Nature Partnership website