A new agri-education course to train farmers and land managers in sustainable land management legislation and best practices has been launched in the UK.
The ‘Principles of Sustainable Land Management’ (PSLM) from BASIS will reportedly teach farmers and growers how to promote biodiversity, enhance the environment and support profitable land use.
It has been designed to further knowledge of integrated farming practices, as well as boost productivity and improve farm management to support habitat protection.
Teresa Meadows, BASIS head of environment, audit and public affairs said: “We have created the ‘Principles of Sustainable Land Management’ course in close consultation with the industry to enable livestock, arable and horticultural farmers to maximise their farm’s environmental potential, whilst maintaining productivity.
“Given the ongoing changes in agricultural policy, this is an opportunity for farmers to learn more about practices for a sustainable farming business. There are many benefits to doing so, including saving on input costs, improving soil health and working towards net-zero carbon targets.
“It’s designed with everyone in mind as integrated farming practices need to be widely adopted. The course can be completed in your own time and in stages, and it is all hosted online through a combination of interactive learning and assessment.”
Participants can complete the course through an interactive self-guided online programme and will see real-world case studies of leading biodiversity work in action.
It covers the following concepts:
- Sustainable farm and environmental land management policy
- Farmland wildlife and habitat management
- Soil and water management
- Nutrient management
- Grassland and historic features management
The course is now available on the BASIS Classroom, costing £195 + VAT. It is suitable for those without prior experience or qualifications.
For more information go to www.basis-reg.co.uk