ANIMAL WELFARE lobby group Compassion in World Farming is now inviting entries to its 2022 Sustainable Food and Farming Awards.

CIWF's awards were established to recognise producers and businesses that are taking steps to produce higher welfare meat, dairy and eggs, while protecting wildlife and the wider environment.

Nominations are sought for projects that involve livestock production and that demonstrate a positive impact on two or more of the following – pollinators, wildlife, wildlife habitats, soil, conservation, forests, climate change, water quality, water conservation, reducing use of artificial fertilisers and chemical pesticides, reducing reliance on imported animal feeds, reducing use of human-edible cereals and soy, and tailoring farming to local agro-climatic conditions.

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CIWF chief executive, Philip Lymbery, said: “In a world of growing nature collapse, changing our food systems has never been more important. Our Sustainable Food and Farming Award seeks to bring greater recognition for farmers and businesses pioneering and boosting nature-friendly farming. In this way, we aim to safeguard the natural world as our life-support system for the future.”

Entries will be judged by a panel, chaired by Mr Lymbery, that includes agricultural journalist Graham Harvey, a previous story editor of the long running BBC radio rural drama The Archers.

The deadline for applications for the Sustainable Food and Farming Award is Friday April 8. Winners will be announced at the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony in London on June 15.

Producers and businesses wishing to apply can download an application form at:

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