Geoff Sansome

Geoff Sansome


Geoff Sansome is Head of Agriculture at Natural England, the government’s adviser for the natural environment. An agricultural graduate, he worked for ADAS for 20 years, as an Agronomist, then leading Agricultural Transformation programmes in the Former Soviet Union. He moved to the Defra Rural Development Service and as a 2004 Nuffield Scholar, studied Rural Development approaches in Europe and North America.

Geoff has 40 years’ experience of helping farmers and agriculture adapt to change, at individual, national and international levels. He is a partner in the family farm in Worcestershire; a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference; a Farming Community Network Volunteer and a Trustee of a Worcestershire based Rural Training charity

Landscape Recovery (Taking a Large-Scale, Long-Term & Collaborative Approach to Producing Environmental & Climate Goods on Farmland)

Breakout Tent

Landscape Recovery is one of Defra’s Environmental Land Management Schemes. The scheme is for farmers and land managers who want to take a large-scale, long-term approach to producing environmental and climate goods on their land. It funds ambitious landscape-scale projects through bespoke, long-term agreements. In this session representatives from Defra and the Environment Agency (who […]