Nature Friendly Farming

Explore the funded options available through the DAERA Environmental Farming Scheme, helping farmers and land managers to give nature a home in Northern Ireland.

Find out more about The Environmental Farming Scheme

RSPB NI Advisory: Rough Grass Margins

RSPB NI Conservation Officer Mark McCormick discuses rough grass margins on working farmland, the benefits to biodiversity, as well as free and natural pest control, by creating habitats for overwintering invertebrates.

RSPB NI Advisory: Landscape-scale habitat supporting breeding waders

RSPB NI Conservation Officer Katie Gibb takes us through the management practices and benefits of landscape-scale protection and conservation for waders on grassland.

RSPB NI Advisory: Winter Feed Crop

RSPB NI Conservation Officer Mark McCormick examines a winter feed crop sown in County Down as part of the Environmental Farming Scheme and looks at the benefits to biodiversity and the survival of farmland wildlife over the winter months.

RSPB NI Advisory: Hedgerows

RSPB NI Conservation Officer Francis Flanagan explains how a well-maintained hedgerow will increase biodiversity on farms as well as creating nature corridors in the landscape

RSPB NI Advisory: Retaining Winter Stubbles

RSPB NI Conservation Officer Mark McCormick explores how funded winter stubbles provide a valuable food source for birds such as yellowhammer, sky lark, and tree sparrows to forage throughout winter while rewarding farmers for helping to restore and protect biodiversity on their working land.

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