On World Environment Day we hear how colleagues from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) worked with content designers from the Defra farming content team to improve the scheme guidance on GOV.UK, ahead of the launch of this year’s Countryside Stewardship (CS) schemes.
On Stop Food Waste Day, User Support and Training Manager Dom Burton reflects on why he feels the need for us all to reduce our food waste is so critically important to the future of the planet.
The ‘Apply for plant export certificates and inspections’ service has been in Public Beta since August 2021. Neil Johnson and Juliette Fournier from our Major Projects and Digital Delivery team explain how user research has been instrumental in enabling exporters applying for certificates and more to move plant goods abroad.
Even in the world of Digital transformation the work of the Future Farming and Countryside Programme’s Strategic Payments Service team (SPS) is obscure. As is often the case with these things, small obscure cogs can turn large machines, as Dr Morgan Di Rodi, Programme Delivery Manager, explains.
Tony Hunt, imports delivery lead in the Digital Data and Technology Services Major Projects team, has been looking at how food comes into the UK this World Food Day.
Exports Delivery Lead Neil Johnson explains how, during the last year, a team in Defra’s Digital Data and Technology Services Major Projects function has been working alongside colleagues in the Animal and Plant Health Agency to build a new digital service that will help exporters apply for phytosanitary certificates and shortly, where required, Certificates of Conformity.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and Defra are introducing a new and improved IT system for the export of plants and plant products, as Susanna Wright, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Product Owner plants IT systems, explains.
James Alderman is a Programme Manager in Defra’s Digital Data and Technology Services (DDTS) function, working under a supplier arrangement through James Harvard. James has been working on a major project to upgrade and migrate a key IT system that manages Environmental Stewardship (ES) agreements for the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). The project has generated valuable information and insight that will help projects in the future.
Read a blog post about the Defra Livestock Information Programme - which is working with industry to transform how we track future livestock movements in the UK.
At Natural England we and our predecessors have been mapping and classifying the use of agricultural land since 1966. The Agricultural Land Classification (ALC) data is used primarily to enable us, developers and planners to assess the impact developments will …