Founding partners of the CFE, the NFU and CLA are hosting a showcase event in London today (26 February) to celebrate the work being done by farmers already engaged with the project and to encourage more people to get involved.
The event celebrates the rebranding of the partnership from Campaign for the Farmed Environment to Championing the Farmed Environment, reflecting the development of the partnership since its inception a decade ago and will be attended by representatives of CFE stakeholder organisations.
CFE Project Officer Laura Harpham said:
“Alongside producing safe, traceable and affordable food, the focus has increased on the environmental goods which farming delivers for the landscape, wildlife and the public. The name change is a great opportunity to celebrate the work farmers who are already engaged with CFE are doing, and to get more people involved.
“As founding partners of CFE, the NFU, CLA, AIC, and GWCT have always represented key players within the agricultural community and identified strongly with the central principles of sustainable farming practice delivering for both the environment and farm businesses. CFE is also supported and advised by Defra and organisations with specialisms in these areas, including LEAF, AHDB, Catchment Sensitive Farming, and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
“The government’s 25-year Environment Plan calls on the farming community to balance the production of safe, traceable and high-quality British food with the protection and enhancement of the British countryside. This includes protecting the essential public goods it manages for the nation; clean air and water, healthy soils and a flourishing natural environment. With more focus on environmental public goods in everyday farming practices, the work of the CFE is more important and more relevant than ever.”
© NFU 2018