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Environmental Farmers Group

Summary of Environmental Farmers Group

Environmental Farmers Group (EFG) is a farmer-led organisation focused on delivering environmental improvements financed through nature markets. The farmers work together to identify where natural capital improvements would best be made, and where opportunities exist for nature markets. The EFG shares knowledge and processes across its members to strengthen their position as owners and managers of natural capital. The EFG was launched in May 2022 in the Hampshire Avon river catchment and completed its first trade in March 2023. As of October 2023, it comprises of 257 farmers and 140,000 hectares, with a mix of owner occupiers and tenant farmers, and has since expanded its model elsewhere in England.


Farm Profile:

  • Location: Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Northern Lincs, Northants
  • Size of Farms: 20 hectares – 3000 hectares
  • Size of Land: 140,000 hectares
  • Tenancy & Ownership: Mix of tenants and owner occupiers
  • Nature Market Primary Focus: Biodiversity Net Gain, Nutrient Neutrality, Water Quality
  • Interventions: various
  • Project Partners: Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), Natural Capital Advisory

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