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
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 crises...Posted 08/10/2021 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 su...Posted 02/09/2021 by Kathryn Smith
Carbon and agroforestry at Hope Farm - new project underway
Guest blog by Sophie Mott, Carbon Farming Project Manager and Georgie Bray, Hope Farm Manager Why are we interested in Carbon at Hope farm? Recently, hard to read science underlined the ever-closing gap in our opportunity to halt the increase in temp...Posted 02/09/2021 by Kathryn Smith
Valuing Our Peatland - Environmental and societal benefits delivered through peatland restoration
Guest blog by Jonathan Bell, Head of Land and Sea Policy, RSPB NI and Ruairi Brogan, Policy Officer - Sustainable Agriculture, RSPB NI In Northern Ireland, peatland covers 24.6% of our land area and represent some of our most iconic landscapes. When ...Posted 01/09/2021 by Kathryn Smith