is a global tragedy
Why is agriculture important for biodiversity?
Agriculture covers almost 40% of EU land and 72% of the UK.
Farmland is a key frontier for conserving biodiversity.
Why is biodiversity so important for agriculture?
Biodiversity means healthy ecosystems
healthy ecosystems mean good ecosystem services,
life support systems for our agriculture and the planet.
Advanced Farmer Clusters - local farmer groups working as a collective to deliver landscape scale management, supported by a Cluster Facilitator with expertise in agriculture and the environment and linked to a local Cluster Stakeholder Group.
A Citizen Observatory is supporting farmers with monitoring through citizen science initiatives. An info hub will also share activities, information, data and resources between farmers, scientists, policy makers, and citizens.
Policy & Practice
Specialists are providing technical information, methods, and tools to support agro-biodiversity monitoring, management and policy. Cluster Stakeholder Groups will inform and promote policy and practice, organised into regional, national and international networks.
Science & Innovation
Researchers regionally, national & internationally are generating knowledge on the ecology, sociology and economics that underpins the functioning of sustainable agricultural systems.