Transition

Securing a sustainable future for your farm business

 

Johann Tasker
Editor, Transition

Welcome to Transition - a new initiative from Farmers Weekly aimed at securing a sustainable future for your farm business.

British farmers stand on the cusp of a new agricultural revolution. Farmers are expected to do much more than produce food: improving biodiversity, soil health, air and water quality, and storing carbon to help mitigate the impact of climate change.

All this means we must refocus our farms to ensure they thrive as businesses while looking after and enhancing the environment.

It is a huge journey but by pooling our knowledge here on the Transition hub – highlighting the pitfalls and sharing ideas that work – we believe we can make this transition together.

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

Working side-by-side, as an industry, our goal is the same as yours: a sustainable future for British agriculture and for your farm business.

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Our Transition Farmers - follow them on their journey

Our Transition Partner Network

ABN

ABN

AHDB

AHDB

Arla

Arla

Barenbrug

Barenbrug

Bayer

Bayer
BNP Paribas Real Estate

Claydon

Claydon

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Dunbia

Dunbia

Frontier

Frontier

GEA

GEA

Germinal

Germinal

Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University

Hybu Cig Cymru

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales

Hutchinsons

Hutchinsons

ICL

ICL

John Deere

John Deere

KW

KW

KWS

KWS

LEAF

LEAF

Morrisons

Morrisons

M&S Food

M&S Food

National Trust

National Trust

NFU

NFU

Oxbury

Oxbury

Pilgrim's UK

Pilgrim's UK

Farmplan

Farmplan

Promar International

Promar International

Savills

Savills

Shearwell Data

Shearwell Data

Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker

Terravesta

Terravesta

Tilhill

Tilhill

Trinity Agtech

Trinity Agtech

Kellogg's

Kellogg's

QMS

QMS

Agrifac

Agrifac

Omex

Omex

Timac Agro

Timac Agro

Cawood

Cawood

Conrad Energy

Conrad Energy

Catchment Sensitive Farming

Catchment Sensitive Farming

Zoetis

Zoetis

Supply Chain In-Sites

Supply Chain In-Sites

CF Fertiliser

CF Fertiliser

Agri-Tech Centres

Agri-Tech Centres

Muddy Boots by Telus Agriculture

Muddy Boots by Telus Agriculture

Environment Bank

Environment Bank

Barclays

Barclays

Agreena

Agreena