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Swaledale & Wensleydale Environmental Farmers (SWEF) is an environmental co-operative; a group of farmers and moorland managers who have come together to create ambitious environmental outcomes, at scale, centred on the source and upper catchments of the rivers Swale and Ure. 

Our Vision is to maintain and enhance nature, to provide climate mitigation and carbon sequestration, and to improve water quality in the catchment for the public good, alongside sustainable agricultural activities and moorland management. 

Our Mission is for members to harness scale and member cooperation to secure enhanced, sustainable environmental outcomes, fair representation, and for fair financial rewards to come to those members for the delivery of a wide range of upland Natural Capital goods and services from traditional upland activities, food production and moorland management.

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