Thame Catchment Farm Cluster

The Thame Catchment Farm Cluster (TCFC) aims to bring together and support farmers across the catchment in developing and utilising profitable opportunities for land management that produces high-quality, nutritious food, contributes to net zero carbon, and improves locally distinctive habitats and ecosystems.

Our world is changing and we believe working together will present the best opportunities to prepare for new funding opportunities that will also help restore the ecosystems we rely on to produce food.

Formed in March 2023, the TCFC is rapidly establishing itself as a dynamic and inclusive community, working together to create a thriving and sustainable food and farming economy and a landscape with healthy soils, clean water, and restored wildlife.

The cluster currently comprises some 48 farms covering c. 6,500 ha of the Thame catchment, a mix of arable (around 60%) and permanent pasture / grassland.

TCFC farmers are working together to enable members to make land management choices based on the best available, locally relevant information on novel or trial management techniques and economic opportunities, with the potential to contribute to the group's environmental objectives.

The cluster is facilitated by Hilary Phillips, Senior Project Officer at River Thame Conservation Trust and is led by a Steering Group comprised of representatives from the farming community and related sectors with a variety of skills.

Charles Peers

TCFC Chair

Julia Castle

Vice Chair

Rose Dale

Chris Leach

David Waters

Victoria Nixey

Phil White

Kirsty Brannan


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