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
Lots to learn from where birds are found on a farm this winter
This last winter has been an interesting one at Hope Farm to see how farm management, the weather, and the interactions between these factors impact farmland birds. Last summer was a hard one for growing spring cereals with the dry weather, and we pr...Posted 06/03/2019 by Kathryn Smith
Fire and managed burning in the English uplands
Record high temperatures in late February have led to countryside fires in a number of areas right across the UK. Fiery images have made media headlines and led, especially at the time of year when managed burning is allowed, to heated discussion abo...Posted 04/03/2019 by Kathryn Smith
What are Scottish producers’ perspectives on a Good Food Nation?
Guest post from Anna Brand, Land Use Policy Officer for RSPB Scotland, explains more about an important opportunity for Scottish producers to engage with a new consultation from the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government are currently asking fo...Posted 02/03/2019 by Kathryn Smith
Help woodland wildlife with the Woodland Wildlife Toolkit
If you have woodland on the farm, managing it for wildlife is now easier thanks to the Woodland Wildlife Toolkit, a new web-based support tool for woodland managers, agents and advisers across Great Britain. Find out more(read more)Posted 01/03/2019 by Kathryn Smith
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