Our Rethink Farming report highlights the golden opportunities for climate action and shares stories from farmers who are working to secure a prosperous, resilient future.
Following our Nature Means Business conference, our NFFN members are opening their farm gates to host a series of free tours. In England, come and visit Strickley Farm, Cannerheugh Farm or Papley Grove Farm.
Following our Nature Means Business conference, book a free farm tour to see Slievenacloy Nature Reserve or Portloughan Farm.
Following our Nature Means Business conference, book a free walk and talk tour to see Glanllyn Farm, Esgairllaethdy Farm, Henfron Farm or conservation grazing on Llanllechid common.
Following our Nature Means Business conference, book a farm walk and talk farm tour with our NFFN members. In Scotland, book your spot to visit Peelham Farm, Balbirnie Home Farms or Williamwood Farm.
Alywin is an environmental lawyer and partner in family-run Kinclune Estate and Organic Farm, who farm with nature on 1100-acres. We caught up with Alywin to hear more about her farming approach.
A panel discussion with NFFN's UK Chair, Martin Lines, and Sustain's Head of Sustainable Farming Campaign, Vicki Hird, at the Conservative Party Conference showed government interest in food and farming at an all-time high with welcomed recognition for the need to improve ELMs and a focus on better market-driven support
Our online conference on 19 October will be an immersive deep-dive into how farming with nature can improve profitability. Our guest speakers, including accountants and economists, will explore the fundamental basics of a farm business' natural assets, including the framework to analyse your own.
NFFN Scotland Steering Group member, Nikki Yoxall, and her partner, James, graze beef cattle in trees at Howemill, Huntly, and were winners in the Young People’s Farm Woodland Award. The awards are supported by SAC Consulting and Scottish Woodlands Ltd.
In Northern Ireland, DAERA opened a consultation around the development of their Peatland Strategy and we see this as a crucial first step towards protecting, restoring and enhancing our peatland habitats and peat soils for their nature value and carbon sequestration potential.
NFFN are delighted to announce that we have been successful with our funding application to Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Over the next three years this funding will enable us to expand the network to reach more farmers, strengthen our movement for farming with nature and continue to have a powerful voice with decision makers. Many thanks to Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for their continued support.
We are a group of farmers who have come together to champion a way of farming which is sustainable and good for nature. We come from a range of backgrounds big and small, organic and conventional and are passionate about ensuring our countryside is productive and bursting with wildlife. We hope you will join us to help highlight that farming and nature can go hand in hand. The network is open to farmers and the public alike and there is no cost to join. The NFFN will raise awareness of nature friendly farming, share insights and experience and work together for better policies for food and farming.
This is a critical time for agriculture policy in the UK. Decisions made post-Brexit could ensure that British farming secures a sustainable future and does far more to help nature to survive and thrive. The Nature Friendly Farming Network wants to help its members have a strong voice in these important policy debates. We also want to inspire the public about a future where farmers and nature work hand in hand. We believe that by working together we can learn more, inspire more people and have a greater influence. We hope that you will want to join us and sign up to our manifesto.
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The landscape in the UK is shaped by farming. Yet not all change in recent times has been desirable; soils have been depleted, water courses degraded and nature has struggled to cope with the pace of change. We have seen declines in over 600 farmland species over the last 50 years. However, many farms are bucking this trend. Soils are being restored, nature is thriving and if more follow this lead we can reverse these declines. With over 70% of the UK being farmland, we need to act now to deliver for wildlife at a landscape scale.
This manifesto seeks to unite the many farmers who are passionate about wildlife and sustainable farming by providing a collective way forward: creating a nature friendly farming network.
The Nature Friendly Farming Network provides a platform for members of the farming community to share their knowledge, attend training and events and spread the benefits of sustainable nature friendly farming at a national level. The community of like minded farmers can shape policy, take advantage of social media promotion and increase support for sustainable farming techniques. Joining NFFN is free.Join Now
We would like to invite anyone interested in sustainable farming or environmental protection to join us and help ensure a sustainable environment for ourselves, our friends, our families and future generations. Joining NFFN is free.Join Now
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