Expanded Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Offer

19 June 2024

RPA have announced that the expanded Sustainable Farming Incentive offer will be available from July

It is hoped this will give the sector a clear path forward and boost farm business resilience

Guidance is available on the GOV.UK website with full details of the NEW expanded and improved Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) offer – available to farmers from July.


The expanded SFI offer will: –

  1. be open to new entrants for the first time
  2. will initially comprise 102 actions, designed in collaboration with the agricultural sector
  3. include over 20 new options to support more sustainable food production, – with payments for precision farming, agroforestry
  4. a new and expanded offer for upland farmers
  5. more actions for tenants on short-term contracts

Sticking to the plan for agriculture, the new actions aim to help farmers to reduce input costs and boost yields.

Further new actions will support businesses to become more resilient to flooding, changing climate and challenging weather conditions.


From July, farmers will be able to access options currently available in Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier (CS MT), actions from the SFI offer, plus actions all through the NEW SFI Offer.

It is hoped that bringing the schemes into one place, with one name, means farmers can access the best of both offers, the flexibility of the SFI with the breadth, scale and ambition of CS MT.


If you need help with any aspect of the process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have previous experience of the system. Tel 01673 843011

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