Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF), established in 2006, encourages farmers in priority areas to take action to improve the quality of England’s rivers and lakes through reducing Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture (DWPA). This helps the UK Government meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Biodiversity 2020 targets.
CSF works through local CSF Officers (CSFOs) and partners in 79 catchments across England to implement voluntary measures to improve farming practices in the long-term. Such improvements have led to significant environmental and farm business benefits.
This report describes the purpose and activities of CSF covering Phase 3 of the project from April 2011 to March 2014. It complements a detailed evaluation report which describes the environmental impact of the project.