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Proving it is possible to produce more food whilst improving our environment...
This week I have been focussing on the launch of the Green Food Project, and how we meet the challenges of producing more food whilst also improving our environment. There are no easy answers, but it is possible to achieve both. In the 12 years that we have owned Hope Farm , we have increased profitability...
12 Jul 2012
Four fantastic farmers
I'm heading off to Blenheim today (the stately home in Oxfordshire, not the battlefield in Belgium) to the CLA Game Fair . And I'm in an optimistic mood. It is the “art of the possible” that makes me optimistic. Optimistic that we really can see a halt to the loss of wildlife by...
22 Jul 2011
Hurry, there’s only a few days left to vote for farmland wildlife
The clock is ticking! There are just a few days left to vote in this year's Telegraph Nature of Farming Award voting closes on 5 of September. Encouraging wildlife This important award recognises the hard work and tireless effort of many farmers in the UK who encourage wildlife onto their land. From...
31 Aug 2012
Calling all Farmers – by Bruce Fowkes (Regional Farm Conservation Officer)
As part of my role I get to meet loads of great farmers around the South East to find out what they are doing for wildlife on their farms, as well as advising them of any further actions they may be able to take. A few years ago the RSPB thought it was about time that these farmers got some recognition...
16 Mar 2012
Wildlife’s Knight in Shining Armour
Wahoo – we’re in the final! Followers of this blog may remember some of our previous posts on the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Awards ( here and here ) and now we are pleased to say, that our south east regional winner, Peter Knight (Estate Manager for the Norfolk Estate, Arundel), has...
20 Jul 2012
A focus on ... grey partridge
The grey partridge is one of our traditional farmland birds , yet like many farmland birds, its population is declining across the UK. The UK Farmland Bird Indicator 1970-2007, which measures the population trends for 19 species, shows that the grey partridge has declined by 87%, and is faring only slightly...
6 Aug 2012
Wildlife friendly farming across the south east, By Bruce Fowkes
June saw the judging stage of our Nature of Farming Award (NoFA). Despite the rain and less than summery weather, we visited six farmers who had been short listed down from our 21 entrants. This provided a great opportunity to look at the environmental work they are doing, and to talk to them about how...
6 Jul 2012
Looking for the UK's most-wildlife friendly farmer, by Bruce Fowkes
Not only does summer signify the onset of BBQ’s, trips to the beach and ice creams, it also means that it’s time to open the public vote for the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award (NoFA)! For your chance to take part, visit our website at: rspb.org.uk/farmvote This years South East...
23 Jul 2013
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