The wildlife and workings of Hope Farm
Find out more about Hope Farm and why we are interested in farming, read the latest updates from the farm, and see how our work is benefiting the birds and wildlife that make lowland farms their home.
About the farm
In 2000, we purchased Hope Farm, an arable farm in Cambridgeshire. It is contract farmed by one of our neighbouring farmers.
Bird numbers taking off
Since 2000, we have seen a steady rise in numbers of arable farmland birds breeding at Hope Farm.
Setting a baseline
In our first two years, we collected baseline data on the farm’s wildlife in order for us to see the effects of our experimental techniques.
Hope Farm webinar series - celebrating 20 years of Hope Farm
Post by Georgie Bray, Hope Farm manager For the last two decades, one mission for Hope Farm has been to develop a hub of knowledge sharing on wildlife-friendly farming. As we were unable to celebrate our 20 year milestone in the traditional way, we l...Posted 26/02/2021 by Kathryn Smith
Consultation on Agri Bill in Wales - Have your say
Before Christmas, the Welsh Government launched its Agriculture (Wales) White Paper - an important consultation that sets out the legislative and support framework for Welsh agriculture for the next fifteen to twenty years. We set out our thoughts on...Posted 25/02/2021 by Kathryn Smith
Future farm funding in Scotland
Guest blog by Andrew Stark, Land Use Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland What is the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme? The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme was introduced to Scotland in 2014 to help support nature and climate friendly farming methods, as par...Posted 25/02/2021 by Kathryn Smith
Elections in Scotland - what we'd like to see for food and farming
On the 8th May, Scottish voters will go to the polls to decide the make-up of the next Scottish Parliament. Staff in Scotland are busy ensuring that nature is included in discussions around relevant election issues as much possible, and our main ask ...Posted 24/02/2021 by Kathryn Smith