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New ELM Scheme: What do rural experts and environmental groups think?

17 June 2021

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold its third oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition.

Purpose of the session

In this session, MPs will hear from rural policy experts and major environmental groups. Topics are to include the viability of the transition to the ELM scheme, the extent of Defra's engagement with farmers, exploration of Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) payments, and how ELM fits into the Government’s wider environmental aim.


Tuesday 22 June at 2.30pm

Panel one, at 2.30pm: 

  • Ruth Little, Lecturer of Human Geography, University of Sheffield  
  • Janet Dwyer, Director, Countryside and Community Research Institute  

Panel two, at approx 3.30pm: 

  • Alice Groom, Senior Policy Officer, RSPB  
  • James Adler, Land Management Advisor, The Wildlife Trusts  
  • Rosie Hails, Director of Nature and Science, National Trust

Further information

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