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Why farming matters

Three-quarters of the land in the UK is farmed. Food production is a vital activity on which we all depend. More...

Why farming matters

England

Roughly three-quarters of land in England is farmed in some way. The English countryside is hugely diverse, managed under a variety of farming systems. More...

England

Northern Ireland

The fact that there are around 27,000 farms in Northern Ireland, covering one million hectares of farmland, highlights the importance of agriculture to the rural community. More...

Northern Ireland

Farming in Scotland

Scotland has nearly five million hectares under agricultural management, so farming and crofting have an enormous impact on the landscape and wildlife. More...

Farming in Scotland

Wales

Farming in Wales is dominated by sheep and beef production. The dairy industry is restricted to the more productive parts of the country as are the small pockets of arable. More...

Wales