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What we do
Skylark plot at Hope Farm
Image: The RSPB
There are far fewer grey partridges, skylarks, yellowhammers and corn buntings now than 30 years ago, largely because of changes in farming practices. We purchased an arable farm in Cambridgeshire in order to develop and trial farming techniques that can produce food cost-effectively and benefit wildlife. The results from this project have helped develop our messages and advice to farmers, government and the general public.
During the next five years our objectives for the site will expand to focus on
1. Maximising biodiversity
2. Maintaining a profitable business
3. Responding to climate change by reducing our footprint by 15 per cent
4. Reducing diffuse pollution
Ian DillonFarm Manager - Hope FarmE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research partners include CAER, CEH, ADAS, BTO, Cranfield University
Become a Hope Farm Donor to help fund the research work - follow link on right