You can decide to add more land, standards or levels of ambition each year. At the end of your 3-year agreement you could decide whether to enter into another agreement, and we may change the standards / requirements for new agreements over time. But we wouldn't add or change requirements for you once you've entered into a 3-year agreement.Thankyou Janet. I understand that we as farmers could add options to an existing agreement.
My question was, could Defra?
(We've said something different about this for the pilot - that's because it's a pilot and the whole point of the pilot is to learn and adapt, so we might, in consultation with pilot participants, change things on a more frequent cycle as we learn and want to test ways to solve the issues we find. We're paying pilot participants a learning fee to cover some of the work involved for them in this set of learning and improvement activities.)