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Environmental Best Management Practice (EBMP)
Use the on-line computer program called Environmental Best Management Practices Program to create your Environmental Farm Plan.
EBMP or Environmental Best Management Practices is an approved Environmental Farm Planning Program which encourages all landholders to adopt Best Management Practices to achieve more sustainable farms.
EBMP allows farmers to assess their own management (self assessments) and develop their own business plans (Action Plans) to achieve a best practice standard which suits them.
What is involved?
To build an EBMP for your farm you will go through these steps:
- pinpoint the environmental issues that are most important to your farm
- write an environmental policy that defines your goals and values for the farm;
- develop a program that will put that policy into practice
- take steps that will make the changes you want
- measure and check that you are making progress, review and improve your whole management system
EBMP starts with setting goals that will gradually improve both your business and the environment.
More information about preparing an EBMP and related courses can be found at Environmental Farm Plan.