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Advice and Training

Professional advisers play an essential role in supporting farmers to adopt environmental measures and best practises on farm.

This area offers a range of support tools for farmers, land managers, agronomists and advisers, including online training modules and links to tools provided by CFE partners.

CFE’s aim is to help farmers and land managers choose the right environmental measures, put them in the right place and manage them in the right way, in order to protect soil and water, and benefit wildlife.

BASIS & NRoSO points are available at most CFE events.

Online Training Modules

Advisers are encouraged to use CFE’s Online Training Modules as part of their continuing professional development. The training, developed by campaign partners and industry, provides a convenient tool for advisers and farmers to test their knowledge, and get conveniently up-to-speed.

BASIS qualified advisers can gain points by completing each module. Your result will be emailed to you within 28 days. 

Click on each module to get started, allow about 20- 40 minutes:

If you are completing the Nutrient Management module you may find it useful to have AHDB’s RB209 to hand. The other modules have more explanatory information, answers can often be found in the yellow boxes!

Please email [email protected] if you experience any problems or do not receive your results.

CFE Voluntary Measures - Which option is right?

Information on establishing and managing all CFE voluntary measures can be found here and a summary can be downloaded from here.

There is also a short guide produced for advisers using the results of past FERA research: TOP TIPS for professional advisers: Getting CFE Voluntary measures right.

Tools & Advice

Tried & Testedprovides free of charge tools for nutrient management planning, click here to  download or request printed resources.

The Voluntary Initiative produces advice on minimising the environmental impacts from pesticides. Every Drop Counts explains why pesticides getting into water matters, how they get there and basic best practice to keep pesticides out of water.

  • H2OK? Best Practice Advice summarises best practice advice for keeping pesticides out of water. It also includes Water Protection Advice Sheets for those pesticides most commonly found in water.

    The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan focuses on how farmers, across all sectors and farming systems, can become more efficient to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make cost savings per unit of production. Agriculture can also make a big contribution to mitigating climate change by storing carbon in soils and vegetation and by generating renewable energy. 

Further tools and advice can be found Farm walk visitors in wetland area_800_533on the Resources page.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2013

Voluntary Measures

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Online Training Module

Online Training Module

The OTM is for advisers to improve their knowledge of the Campaign for the Farmed Environment. Advisers, land agents and agronomists are encouraged to use the training module as part of their CPD. Read More