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Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition

Inquiry

The Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme is the centrepiece of the Government’s new approach to farm support, as well as being key to delivering its environmental ambitions. Over the period 2021-27, the new scheme will be piloted and then fully introduced, while EU-style direct payments will be phased out.

Ahead of the national pilot of ELM launching in 2021, this inquiry asked if the Government’s plans were realistic and whether it had listened to farmers and land managers. It looked at the support farmers would need to manage the transition, and how the new scheme could be made to work for farmers and the environment.

 

Read our Report, published in October 2021

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Inquiry Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
HC 78
Report
Response to this report
Sixth Special Report - Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2021–22
HC 1031
Special Report
Sixth Special Report - Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2021–22
Inquiry Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
HC 1031
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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20 July 2021
Inquiry Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Witnesses Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
20 July 2021
Inquiry Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Witnesses Rural Payments Agency, Natural England, and Rob Cooke (Greener Farming and Fisheries at Natural England)
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
22 June 2021
Inquiry Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Witnesses Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Wildlife Trusts, and The National Trust
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
ELM0054 - Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Witnesses Countryside and Community Research Institute
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
ELM0052 - Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Witnesses Ian Davis
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
ELM0053 - Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition
Witnesses Judith Tsouvalis (University of Sheffield), Dr Ruth Little (University of Sheffield), Dr David Rose (University of Reading), Jess Lyon (University of Sheffield), Dr Luis Fajardo Escoffié (University of Sheffield), Professor Charlotte Burns (University of Sheffield), and Professor Susan Hartley (University of Sheffield)
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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  • Email: efracom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 1119 / (Media Enquiries) 020 7219 3279
  • Address: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA