Transition

Securing a sustainable future for your farm business

 
Johann Tasker

Johann Tasker
Editor, Transition

Welcome to Transition – the Farmers Weekly initiative to secure a sustainable future for your farm business.

That means a farm business which is profitable and environmentally responsible – as well as being a great place to work.

First and foremost, growers and livestock producers are food producers. But these days, farmers do much more than produce food.

Many are working to improve biodiversity, soil health, air and water quality – and storing carbon to help mitigate the impact of climate change.

By pooling all our knowledge, the Farmers Weekly Transition hub aims to show how this can be achieved – and the pitfalls that should be avoided.

We are grateful to our Transition Farmers and to our Transition Partners who have agreed to share their experiences, expertise and advice.

Transition supplements

  • Change Maker – Transition Issue 12 (Spring 2024)
    Benefits that make a difference on your farm
  • Climate of change – Transition Issue 11 (Winter 2023/2024)
    Strategies to help cope with extreme weather
  • Lean and Green – Transition Issue 10 (Autumn 2023)
    How a Durham farmer is optimising inputs to meet SFI goals
  • Boom Time – Transition Issue 9 (Summer 2023)
    How a new-entrant farmer built an 1,100ha business
  • Net Heroes – Transition Issue 8 (Spring 2023)
    Meet the farmers taking steps to slash emissions
  • Water Works – Transition Issue 7 (Winter 2022/2023)
    Why collaboration is key to a fair supply for farmers
  • The Carbon Conundrum – Transition Issue 6 (Autumn 2022)
    How to choose the best calculator and scheme
  • Robust and resilient – Transition Issue 5 (Summer 2022)
    Advice for maintaining farm profitability in uncertain times
  • Putting a Price on Nature – Transition Issue 4 (Spring 2022)
    How natural capital can generate farm income
  • Pathway to Productivity – Transition Issue 3 (Winter 2021/2022)
    How a balanced approach can optimise farm output
  • Road to Net Zero – Transition Issue 2 (Autumn 2021)
    Profitable carbon farming to combat climate change
  • Right Side of the Tracks – Transition Issue 1 (Summer 2021)
    Navigating your way through changes in farm support

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ENVIRONMENT

Co-op launch support for sustainability practices on-farm

Retailer Co-op is supporting on-farm projects designed to improve sustainability and efficiencies through its new Future Farming Fund. It will help fund projects related to soil health, genetics, brassica crops,…

GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT

Top tips for managing multispecies leys under SFI

The popularity of multispecies leys has risen as livestock farmers are drawn to their drought-tolerant benefits in a bid to keep something growing over warmer months, where grass typically struggles.…

BNG

Nature markets offer range of opportunities

The continuous development and expansion of the range of environmental funding makes this area difficult to keep up with and challenging to decide what might work in the short or…

FARM POLICY

Public's views sought on crofting reform in Scotland

The Scottish government is seeking public views on reforms to the crofting system, with a series of meetings scheduled from 3 July to 15 August across various locations from Oban…

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Our Transition Partner Network

AB Agri

AB Agri

Agreena

Agreena

Agricarbon

Agricarbon

Agrifac

Agrifac

Agri-Tech Centres

Agri-Tech Centres

Barenbrug

Barenbrug

Bayer

Bayer

Catchment Sensitive Farming

Catchment Sensitive Farming

Claydon

Claydon

Conrad Energy

Conrad Energy

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Environment Bank

Environment Bank

Farmplan

Farmplan

Forestry Commission

Forestry Commission

Frontier

Frontier

GSC Grays

GSC Grays

Hybu Cig Cymru

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales

Hutchinsons

Hutchinsons

ICL

ICL

Interagro

Interagro

John Deere

John Deere

KW

KW

LEAF

LEAF

Lightsource BP

Lightsource BP

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank

Lombard

Lombard

MHA

MHA

National Trust

National Trust

Nofence

Nofence

NFU

NFU

Omex

Omex

School of Sustainable Food and Farming

School of Sustainable Food and Farming

Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker

Tilhilll Forestry

Tilhill Forestry

Timac Agro

Timac Agro

UPL OpenAg

UPL OpenAg

Wanderlands

Wanderlands

Woodland Trust

Woodland Trust