Applications open for the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Awards

Advocacy group ANIMAL WELFARE Compassion in World Farming is calling for entries for its 2022 Sustainable Food and Farming Awards.

The CIWF Awards were created to reward producers and companies that take action to produce better quality meat, dairy and eggs, while protecting wildlife and the wider environment.

Applications are sought for projects that involve livestock production and demonstrate a positive impact on at least two of the following – pollinators, wildlife, wildlife habitats, soil, conservation, forests, climate change, water quality, conservation water, reducing the use of artificial fertilizers and chemical pesticides, reducing reliance on imported animal feed, reducing the use of human-edible grains and soybeans, and adapting agriculture to local agro-climatic conditions.

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CIWF Chief Executive Philip Lymbery said: “In a world where nature is increasingly collapsing, changing our food systems has never been more important. Our Sustainable Food and Agriculture Award aims to bring greater recognition to farmers and companies pioneering and promoting nature-friendly agriculture. In this way, we aim to safeguard the natural world as a life support system for the future.

Entries will be judged by a jury, chaired by Mr Lymbery, which includes agricultural journalist Graham Harvey, a former editor of the long-running BBC rural drama The Archers.

The application deadline for the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Prize is Friday, April 8. The winners will be announced at the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony in London on June 15.

Producers and companies wishing to apply can download an application form at: https://www.compassioninfoodbusiness.com/awards/sustainable-food-and-farming-award/sustainable-food-and-farming-award-criteria/

For more information, contact: [email protected]

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