Woldmarsh is encouraging its farmer members to support long term business profitability and viability by using Trinity AgTech’s new generation natural capital navigator, Sandy.
Stuart McKenzie, Group CEO at Woldmarsh, explains that optimising natural capital on-farm potentially offers a significant gain for UK farming.
“With UK agricultural subsidies declining, long term business stability needs to be a significant focus.
“As one of the UK’s leading farm input buying groups, we strive to give our members the best possible support when it comes to building business resilience. We understand that natural capital is likely to be top of the farming agenda going forward.”
Mr McKenzie stresses that, as demonstrated by the uncertainty around subsidies, agriculture is increasingly being told to stand on its own two feet and therefore farmers need a solution which offers them profitability and reliability.
“Dealing with carbon in an innovative way, which has the potential to provide an income, has to be part of the future for agriculture,” he says. “Using Sandy to leverage your farm’s natural capital is a strong option for farmers.”
Commenting on why Woldmarsh has chosen to offer Sandy through the group, Mr McKenzie explains: “The natural capital marketplace is extremely confusing on first impression, but the degree of clarity backed up by scientific analytics and the expertise offered by the team at Trinity AgTech gave us confidence in Sandy.
“Despite significant research, we have not identified anything like the comprehensive package that Sandy provides,” he adds.
“Farmers can use Sandy to help their businesses to plan and remain viable in the changing landscape, as well as evidencing the positive impact on-farm changes are having on the environment.”
Richard Anscombe, partnership development lead at Trinity AgTech, welcomes the collaboration with Woldmarsh, commenting on the need for navigators such as Sandy to support the sector.
“As the policy landscape continues to evolve in UK agriculture, farm businesses are going to need support to remain financially viable.
“Sandy offers farmers a holistic approach to measuring, monitoring and optimising natural capital, which is going to be a crucial element of business sustainability going forward,” he says.