The Rawcliffe Bridge Award for Sustainability 2023
BASF’s Rawcliffe Bridge Award for Sustainability returned for 2023 celebrating the essential role farming plays in food production and stewardship of the environment. The competition recognises how farmers are tackling sustainability from all perspectives considering the environment alongside societal and economic sustainability.
In July 2023 arable farmers and brothers from Cambridgeshire, Matthew & Lloyd Smith, were announced as the winners of the award reflecting the impact of their farming philosophy on people, planet and profit. Mixed enterprise farmer Will Oliver was announced as the runner-up. The judges visited both farms in June 2023 to find out what sustainability means to them.
The Rawcliffe Bridge Award for Sustainability is kindly sponsored by:
IAgrM is the professional body promoting continuing professional development for those engaged in agricultural, rural and environmental management. The charity’s objectives are to promote high standards in the practice and business of management in agriculture; to promote training in all aspects of management in agriculture and to encourage the provision and attainment of professional qualifications in the principles and practice of management of agriculture. The charity has an active branch network of branches spread throughout the United Kingdom and runs a programme of national events and training.
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