Have you come across the Nature Friendly Farming Network yet? They were at the Oxford Real Farming Conference in January and seem to have the ear of Michael Gove and DEFRA. Here’s a little bit of information from their website (www.nffn.org.uk) in case it’s of interest to you. Elaine, Editor.
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. We are passionate about ensuring our countryside being 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 more influence. We hope that you will want to join us and sign up to our manifesto. You can contact us by email at: Info@nffn.org.uk