CAFRE’s Sustainable Land Management Branch works on a range of knowledge and technology transfer projects to investigate and demonstrate best practice across key areas of air and water quality, biodiversity and land management. Staff also manage CAFRE’s farms to ensure management practices and technologies adopted are a basis for sustainable agricultural production, achieving the highest environmental standards.
Environment Technical Support
Technologists based at Greenmount Campus, translate the latest research findings through a range of projects to make a positive impact on your farm business.
Soil Nutrient Health Scheme
The objective of the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) is to test all, or the vast majority, of the 700,000 fields used for farming in Northern Ireland, in order to help farmers manage their nutrient applications.
Find out more here.
Building Soil Fertility on Farm Webinar
CAFRE hosted a Building Soil Fertility on Farm webinar, which highlighted on farm practice which can help to improve soil fertility and grassland production on farm. If you missed the webinars, you can catch up here.
Farm Innovation Visits
Farm Innovation Visits (FIVs), provide farmers with the opportunity to visit farm businesses in other parts of the UK or Europe to learn about new innovations.
Business Development Groups
Environmental farming Business Development Groups (BDGs) meet regularly with BDG training events held on members’ farms. The scheme uses a group approach to improve the technical efficiency of farm businesses.
Technology Demonstration Farms
Technology Demonstration Farms (TDFs) are part of the new Innovation Technology Evaluation Demonstration Scheme (ITEDS).
CAFRE has two environmental TDFs themes:
Training for the Environmental Farming Scheme
CAFRE hosted training webinars for those participating in the Environmental Farming Scheme, to see the topics covered and to watch the webinars again, please click here.
Your local technologists can help you to take your business forward.
COVID-19 support for producers, growers and processors
COVID-19 related support is available.