Poole Harbour Nutrient Management Scheme

Poole Harbour’s farmers have a unique opportunity to work together and become leaders in voluntary nutrient management. We believe it starts with us.

We are passionate about creating a different future for our industry and the environment, so we created this scheme – for farmers, by farmers.

Our aims

  • To provide a farmer-led scheme which is approved by the regulator to collectively reduce nutrient losses from agriculture. 
  • To support and encourage farmers within Poole Harbour catchment to use more nutrient efficient farming practices and reduce the use of nitrates and other nutrients. 
  • To give farmers a choice in how they transition to a different business model by providing the opportunity to receive payments for environmental goods. 
  • To guide and influence the development of farm-level nutrient accounting tools and trading platforms which are appropriate for farms within the catchment.