Environmental trades and Green Finance are entirely new markets that are difficult for individual farmers both to access and to avoid becoming ‘price takers’. Conversely, those companies looking for trades have no network of farmers to approach. By working together at scale, members can be ‘price makers’ and are an obvious entity in the marketplace.

How would you benefit by joining SWEF?

  • You will be able to generate more holistic and therefore better environmental outcomes by linking your land with neighbouring land, and you should benefit financially.
  • The SWEF objective is to set out clearly, at a large landscape scale, what environmental goods and services the members within it already deliver and can enhance in a measurable way. We believe this delivery can be ambitious and to a high standard.
  • SWEF will be of sufficient size and scale that it can secure a fair reward for members for the delivery of those environmental goods and services.
  • By working together within the SWEF cooperative, members will be able to afford proper advice and to offer environmental outcome at a scale that will interest investors.