Financial case for organic farming
Financial support for organic farming
Depending on which UK country you’re based in, government funding is available for farmers and land owners to make environmental improvements, including financial support for farmers to convert to, and manage their farms to organic standards. Funding availability and rates on offer can differ by country.
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Funding is available from the government to support the conversion to, and maintenance of, organic farms. Find out more about the grants available in your area below.
Converting to organic farming is a complex business decision, that requires careful consideration and planning.
However, with strong growth in the organic market, the Government voicing their commitment to prioritise the environment and soil health in the Agricultural Bill and public interest in sustainable farming on the rise, there are huge opportunities for farmers looking to meet growing consumer trends for British sustainable food and drink.
Organic farming often results in significantly lower input costs and, in some cases, higher prices for products. In addition, organic farmers can be eligible for financial support, depending on what country they are based in, helping to improve farm resilience and farm profitability.
What is organic farming certification?
Find out more about organic farming certification and how it can benefit your business.Find Out More
Read the latest on the financial performance of organic farms
Organic Farming and Growing: Does it Stack Up? summarises data from the Rural Business Research on the financial performance of organic farms compared to non-organic over the period 2013-2019, using data from the Farm Business Survey.Download the report