Sustainable Farming Incentive 2023

Farmers can sign up for the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) from 18 September 2023. The SFI pays farmers for taking actions that support food production, farm productivity and resilience, whilst protecting and enhancing environment. 

There are 23 actions on offer under the 2023 scheme, including on soil health, moorland, hedgerows, nutrient management, integrated pest management, farmland wildlife, buffer strips, and low input grassland. 

Payments under SFI 2023 will be made quarterly to support farmers’ cashflow and activities required in the scheme. Farmers are able to be in SFI and Countryside Stewardship at the same time as long as the actions are compatible, and they are not being paid for the same action twice.  

For more information visit Sustainable Farming Incentive guidance