We're working with farmers to find and share practical wildlife-friendly farming techniques.
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Farming after Brexit
Following the decision in June 2016 for the UK to leave the European Union, major decisions will need to be made about how all governments across the UK support the environment, farming and rural development to replace the Common Agricultural Policy.
The RSPB, in partnership with leading UK conservation organisations, has called on the government to grasp the opportunity to provide more support to nature-friendly farmers and secure a better future for our countryside. We are currently working with farmers and others with expertise in food, rural development and conservation to achieve this.
Get a farmland bird survey
Find out how to get a survey of the bird-life on your farmland.
If you know which birds are on your farm, then you can find out what they need and how you can help them.
Advice on how to manage habitats for wildlife on your farm, from margins, banks and headlands to meadows, scrub land and buildings.
Agriculture and land-use
Our work with government helps develop agricultural policies that support the vital work that nature needs farmers to do.
EU LIFE+ Farmland bird project
The EU LIFE+ Programme supported our Farmland Bird Project, enabling us to provide free bird surveys, an annual wildlife-friendly farming competition and free practical advice for farmers from specialist experts in their own area.
Find out more about the project and how it’s helped us shape the new advice and support tools we have available for farmers.
Our work with farmers was kindly sponsored by the EU LIFE+ fund between January 2010 and September 2013, safeguarding the future of our farmland birds under the EU Birds Directive.
Nature of Farming Award
Our farming blog
New project in Wales will use grazing to improve habitats for wildlife
Guest post by Rhys Evans, Policy Officer, RSPB Cymru Work is underway in Wales to restore an endangered section of our countryside - the Celtic rainforest. The Celtic Rainforests are regarded as the ‘temperate rainforests’ of Europe, owing to their o...Posted 04/02/2019 by Kathryn Smith
Autumn Influences at Hope Farm
Sophie Mott, Research intern at Hope Farm, provides an overview of the 2018 Autumn visits. January on the farm is a little quieter than the busy autumn preceding it. Which makes it a good time to reflect on autumnal visits to the farm, where organisa...Posted 31/01/2019 by Kathryn Smith
Catch us on Countryfile: hope for winter farmland birds
Post from Georgie Bray, Hope Farm manager Tune into Countryfile this Sunday to find out how Hope Farm uses simple solutions to tackle a landscape scale problem for winter farmland bird survival... you don't want to miss it! Combatting the cold At thi...Posted 11/01/2019 by Kathryn Smith
Big boots to fill at Hope Farm
A new era starts at Hope Farm, with a new Farm Manager in place to oversee our continuing commitment to testing, trialling and demonstrating wildlife-friendly farming practices. Georgie Bray looks back over the progress on the farm in recent years, a...Posted 18/12/2018 by Kathryn Smith
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We've been making changes and we'd love to know what you think.