The future for farming and nature
You have the power to shape a better future for farming. Let’s restore the thriving wildlife and healthy environment that food production depends on.
Around 75% of the UK is farmed, and farmland birds and wildlife have been hard-hit by policies which control how that land is managed.
Did you know we could have a farming system that grows our food, and improves the environment? Plenty of farmers want to see this happen too – together we need to tell our Governments that we want to see a sustainable, productive countryside rich in wildlife. Join us to fight for a farming system that is good for farmers, good for people and good for nature.
Fix Scotland's food system
The Government are consulting on a new law for our food system. Now is the time to share your thoughts.
Campaign with us
As an RSPB campaigner, you can make your voice heard about farming and other vital issues for nature. Sign up to be a Campaign Champion and we’ll keep you up to date with how you can take action.
Working together to restore nature on farmland
Guest blog by Shelley Abbott, Fair to Nature Technical Facilitator, RSPB The twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change are increasingly forefront in the news. Especially here in the UK with COP26 just days away! But are they separate...Posted 08 Oct 2021 by Kathryn Smith
Volunteer Monitoring of Farm Wildlife
Guest blog by Jenny Atkins, Agriculture Advice Project Manager During the last year in Cambridgeshire initially, we have been working on an inspirational scheme that trains participants to monitor a wide range of farm wildlife, provides multi-taxa...Posted 02 Sep 2021 by Kathryn Smith
Farming across the UK
Farming in England
Roughly three-quarters of land in England is farmed in some way. Discover more about farming in England.
Farming in Northern Ireland
Farming is vital for Northern Ireland’s economy, environment and people. Find out how we work with farmers.
Farming in Scotland
Farmers have helped make Scotland’s landscape what it is today. We work to find wildlife-friendly ways of farming.
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Why farming matters
Just as you depend on the UK's farmland for the food you eat every day, so does much of our wildlife.
Agriculture and land-use
The day-to-day decisions made by farmers are influenced greatly by agricultural policy at the national level and, despite the results of the referendum, at the European Union level too in the immediate future.
Working with farmers
The RSPB works directly with farmers and crofters across the UK every year.