This project is part of Making Environmental Stewardship More Effective (MESME). Its aim is to contribute to the development of an approach for agri-environment, which minimises the use of management prescription and provides a strong focus on agreement to inform Natural England's CAP 2014 development work. The CLA supports the idea of making prescriptions more concise and agreement documents more user friendly. The outcome focus method, however, needs more clarification as to how this would be monitored and inspected. Farmers and landowners should not be penalised if an ES option has not resulted in the desired outcome, if they have followed the establishment/management guidelines.
Less management prescription more outcome focus project