26 July 2012
Image: Andy Hay
Why is the RSPB interested in farming? Farmland is crucial for many of our countryside birds.
Nowadays, farmland is a much more challenging place for farmers and wildlife than it used to be.
Numbers of once-common farmland birds, such as skylarks and yellowhammers, have fallen in recent decades.
To help find ways for modern farming methods and wildlife to co-exist, the RSPB decided to buy an arable farm. Here, we can find realistic solutions for both.
Our aim is to develop and trial farming techniques that can produce food cost-effectively and benefit wildlife. Click on the links to read more.
At Hope Farm, we're developing farming techniques that will benefit wildlife.