The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West

The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West  (FWAGSW) have worked with Feeding Gloucestershire since September 2021. FWAG SW currently administer Feeding Gloucestershire’s funding and are part of our Network Board connecting us to farming and conservation work happening in our county and nationally.

FWAG SW also host the Sustainable Food Places coordinator, and work closely with the Gloucestershire Food and Farming partnership and Feeding Gloucestershire to support the County’s membership of this national program and the development of the county’s campaign for the bronze award

FWAG SW is a registered charity representing the region’s farmers and landowners in the delivery of wildlife conservation.

FWAG was first established as a charity in the 1960s by a group of forward thinking farmers who saw that the environment was an important part of a successful farming business. FWAG SW shares this vision today and acts to promote and enhance the conservation of wildlife, the environment and the landscape in relation to modern agricultural needs

FWAG SW provide independent advice and deliver real change on farmland by working with land managers and landowners across the region. Combining an understanding of farming systems, land management and farm businesses with habitat creation, habitat management and species conservation, FWAG SW is able to effect positive environmental change in the wider landscape.

We also focus on helping farm businesses manage their natural capital assets like soil, water and carbon. FWAG SW specialises in making government policy, environmental incentives, regulations and emerging environmental markets accessible for farmers and land managers at a practical delivery level.