Sustainable Farming Incentive

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 25 October 2023.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many expressions of interest her Department has received from farmers wanting to enter the Sustainable Farming Incentive 2024; and how many farmers have been invited to apply to the scheme up to the removal of the expression of interest stage of the application process.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) offer for 2024 is being finalised and we will release further details to farmers ahead of its launch next year.

By 19 October 2023, when the majority of farm businesses are able to apply directly for the 2023 offer for the SFI scheme, the Rural Payments Agency had invited 15,275 farmers to apply.

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