FarmCornwall & The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme
FarmCornwall is partnering with The Prince’s Countryside Fund to deliver The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme in West Cornwall. The aim of the programme is to support family farm businesses to improve their confidence, efficiency, and resilience. An added bonus of the programme is that it brings together like minded small to medium sized family farm enterprises in local networks, to help them review their current activity and identify opportunities and improvements that can be made on-farm to build resilience, and to help sustain a diverse farming sector in the UK.
The Programme structure comprises of a series of group workshops and one-on-one meetings with local co-ordinators. A key feature of the Programme is the Business Health Check Tool, an entry-level benchmarking tool designed to demonstrate the benefits of improved record keeping on farm, and allow anonymised comparison against similar businesses.
FarmCornwall previously assisted in the delivery of the 1st Year of the Programme which was run in the Launceston area and can thoroughly recommend the benefits of participating.
Interested in taking part?
We are currently looking for farm businesses to take part in the programme which is open to family farms whose main enterprise is livestock or dairy. Many of the farms who participate are mixed, with more than one on-farm enterprise, including diversification to help bring in an additional income. The programme is open to both owner occupied and tenanted farms, on conventional or organic systems. If you are interested in taking part or would like some further information then please contact Edward Richardson on Edward@farmcornwall.co.uk or call 07775 667825 or visit http://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/farmresilience