Strategic planning

Strategic planning is essential in current economic climate

Falling commodity prices are impacting on profits and cash flows. In addition, the complexities of the new CAP regime which starts next year have to be considered within the overall farm business. Compliance with crop diversification and the Ecological Focus Areas (EFA) requirements have cash flow implications.


The regulatory framework within which farm businesses have to operate is constantly changing and requires keen attention to detail to keep abreast of the updates. These issues are on top of managing the day to day farm husbandry.

Planning for the future must include a robust farm budget to ensure the financial pressure points are identified to allow cash flow to be successfully managed.

Mitigating risks, including market volatility, will be a key consideration of any business plan and a critical assessment of investment requirements, including timing, is essential.

Professional, strategic business management is a must for farmers and landowners to remain profitable in this volatile global market. Whether running a large commercial farming business with diverse income streams or a family farm with wider considerations than pure profit, Savills Agribusiness is  well placed to understand your goals and work with you to formulate a delivery plan. Indeed, many of the team are involved in their own farming businesses and understand first hand the associated pressures of farming in today’s economic climate.

Our key strength is in combining practicality and experience with the latest ideas and market intelligence. Whether you wish to increase your financial returns, stay on the right side of the increasing legislative burden, or make strategic decisions about the future, we can help you achieve your goals.


Key contacts

Andrew Wraith

Andrew Wraith

Food & Farming

Savills Lincoln

+44 (0) 1522 508 973

+44 (0) 1522 508 973