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Measuring Progress: Lessons learnt from NFFN NI's auditing project

Farmer Will Frazer took part in our recent biodiversity and carbon auditing project to assess his farm’s carbon footprint and biodiversity value. He shares his plan for returning biodiversity to the farm, regenerating soil health and improving carbon sequestration.

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NFFN NI: Biodiversity & Carbon Auditing Project

NFFN NI embarked on a carbon and biodiversity auditing project with 35 farmers in Northern Ireland, where each farm completed an assessment of the carbon footprint and biodiversity value of its holdings. Hear from some of the participating farmers

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DAERA's decisions on future agriculture policy proposals in Northern Ireland 

In Northern Ireland, the future agriculture policy framework sets out how farm payments will be administered over the coming years. Read our overview of DAERA's decisions on these proposals.

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Agroecology – Facilitating Mindset Change in Scotland

NFFN Scotland facilitated agroecological knowledge sharing across farms and crofts – watch five short videos with those who took part.

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Carbon Calling Conference - 25/26 June 2022

Carbon Calling Conference: a pioneering on-farm conference focusing on soil health is gearing up for its launch on a Cumbrian farm this summer, 25-26 June 2022.

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Join us: Nature Friendly Farming Week 16th-20th May

Join us 16th-20th May for our first-ever annual #NatureFriendlyFarmingWeek.

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NFFN NI Manifesto May 2022: A crucial moment for nature-friendly farming 

NFFN NI sets forth six key asks for the next Assembly in its Manifesto.

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Rethinking food security: why producing more is not the answer

The consequences of the war in Ukraine have been felt around the world, with shocks to global supply and a surge in prices for fertiliser and animal feed. Understandably, these impacts have added increasing pressure to the discussions around sustainability and food security. But with future food supplies brought sharply into focus, the real problem lies in the promotion of intensive food production as a fix-all solution that ignores the flawed realities of our current food production. It's time we reframe what food security really means.

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Whole farm approach at the heart of agriculture’s transition, says DEFRA Minister

At a panel discussion organised by the Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) at the Oxford Real Farming Conference, Victoria Prentis said: ”The whole farm approach will be at the heart of where we go with the agriculture transition. But most farmers are not ready to do that, though we would encourage people to take the steps to get there.”

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Farming for Climate Action: What are we waiting for?

Our new report explores how on-farm habitats can act as nature-based solutions that help reduce GhGs while supporting farming businesses in becoming more resilient and protected against the effects of climate change. It presents an infographic and a table of actions that outline practical steps on starting and continuing the journey of farming for climate action with recommendations on best practices.

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Uniting farmers who are
passionate about wildlife
and sustainable farming...

Latest News: Funding Success

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.

What is the Nature Friendly Farming Network?

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.

For more information you can email us at:  info@nffn.org.uk

Our Manifesto

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.

Nature Friendly Farming Network

  • Our network will engender a strong community which will provide a strong voice for regenerative nature friendly farming
  • We believe agriculture needs to be profitable and sustainable, and farmers should receive adequate payments for undertaking environmental and nature friendly activities
  • We are committed to demonstrate to the wider public what farmers can do to help wildlife, the environment and climate whilst still producing plentiful quality produce
  • We will seek to build markets for nature friendly farming products
  • We will encourage transparency in food supply chains to allow people to make informed sustainable food choices
  • We will demonstrate to decision makers the value of sustainable nature friendly farming to ensure there is support within government and the supply chain
  • We are committed to securing farming policies that support wildlife, sustainable agriculture and fairness for farmers
  • We will work to end damaging policies and practices and secure the multiple benefits of sustainable nature friendly farming
  • We will build a knowledge base, share research and offer advice, support, and training
  • We will explore innovative and improved ways of achieving agronomic, environmental and social benefits, whilst retaining valued aspects of tradition

Act now and join the farming movement for positive policy change in support of nature and sustainable farming.

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Benefits for Farmers

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.

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Not a Farmer? You can help too

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.

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News, Profiles and Blog

Find interesting reading in our blog, with regular updates on the progress of the project, opinion pieces, industry news and member profiles.

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Training and Events

We run events and training for our members across the UK and have something for all members of the family, industry professionals and enthusiasts. Use our events finder to find an event near you.

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