Philippa Mansfield is an agricultural lead focused on air quality in the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership. CSF offers advice to farmers in priority areas in England on farm practices and infrastructure improvements to reduce air and water pollution from farming. Philippa provides training and technical support to CSF on air quality and water quality and is involved in developing technical guidance on grants for Countryside Stewardship and for the future environmental land management schemes.
Philippa studied agricultural science at Leeds University and then as part of her PhD researched the effects of air pollution on barley diseases at Imperial College. She worked for ADAS for 12 years, as a plant pathologist, agronomist and research consultant. She spent time in The Gambia training agricultural extension officers and farmers in plant pathology. Philippa then worked in Rural Development Service and Natural England, project based scheme grants and farm advice programmes and later led on partnerships for Catchment Sensitive Farming.
Catchment Sensitive Farming is led by Natural England, in partnership with Defra and the Environment Agency.
An exciting insight into the on farm ammonia capture work of the Ammonia Reduction from Trees (ART) project. This partnership seminar will cover the benefits of tree planting to farm business and the environment including ammonia capture, biodiversity, livestock welfare and tree growth/production. There will be an opportunity to hear farmers experiences of free range […]