Farming with Nature – How we’re working to achieve our vision
“A prosperous and productive farming economy which meets our production needs, supports communities and protects and enhances the environment.”
Partnership projects / sources of advice include:
- Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area (NIA)
- Two Moors Butterfly Project
- Upstream Thinking – Working Wetlands and Mires on the Moors (Dartmoor & Exmoor)
- The Blackdown Hills Rough Grazing Association provides a network for owners, managers and anyone interested in rough, wildlife rich grazing land.
- The Devon Farming Food and Nature network’s second celebration event for farming practitioners was held in May 2014. Presentations and other video / audio clips are available. To get involved contact Matt Lobley or Mark Robins.
- B-lines in the South Devon AONB.
- Dartmoor Farming Futures is an experimental pilot project aimed at developing a new approach to the management of the public and environmental benefits associated with Dartmoor’s moorland.
- High Nature Value Farming in Devon – includes case studies in Devon
- Campaign for the Farmed Environment. FWAG SW coordinate work in Devon – contact Louise Stratton (CFE SW Co-ordinator)
- The North Devon Biosphere has led a three month Agricultural Diffuse Pollution Project on behalf of the Environment Agency providing advice (infrastructure audits, soil and nutrient testing), grant aid and infrastructure improvements.
- The SWARM Hub (Duchy College, Rural Business School website) provides farmers and growers with practical, up to date and unbiased information to help manage natural resources efficiently and make the right business decisions.
Also see the Resilient Wetlands pages for more project information.