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Hope Farm

Wheat harvest at Hope Farm

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.

How you can help

At Hope Farm, we're developing farming techniques that will benefit wildlife.

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