Catchment Sensitive Farming is a proactive approach to diffuse pollution. Reducing agricultural sources of pollution within river catchments, through land management practices, we can ensure emissions to water are consistent with ecological requirements.
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) delivers practical solutions and targeted support to help farmers and land managers to take voluntary action to reduce diffuse water pollution from agriculture to protect water bodies and the environment.
It is a joint project between the Environment Agency and Natural England, funded by Defra and the Rural Development Programme for England, working in priority catchments within England.
The Welsh Catchment Initiative is run by Environment Agency Wales, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG). The scheme works in six priority catchments in Wales where diffuse pollution has been identified as a major threat to water quality. The six catchments are the Cain, Cleddau, Clwyd, Teifi, Usk and Wye.
The initiative provides resources for a dedicated catchment coordinator, delivering practical advice and guidance to farmers and land managers within the catchment. Activities include workshops, seminars, demonstrations and individual farm visits.
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