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Providing evidence to improve practice

Action: Provide training for land managers, farmers and farm advisers Farmland Conservation

Key messages

  • One study from the UK found farmers who were trained in how to implement agri-environment schemes created better quality wildlife habitat over five years.

Supporting evidence from individual studies

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A recently completed project under the UK’s Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme showed that farmers who were trained in how to implement agri-environment schemes created better quality wildlife habitat, in terms of flower resources for bees (Apidae) and seeds for birds, over five years. This was reflected in local increases in target species of bird and bee. The results from this project are not yet published, but briefly described in RELU Policy and Practice note number 37 (Rural Economy and Land Use Programme 2012). Details of the experimental design are not given.

 

Referenced papers

Please cite as:

Dicks, L.V., Ashpole, J.E., Dänhardt, J., James, K., Jönsson, A., Randall, N., Showler, D.A., Smith, R.K., Turpie, S., Williams D.R. & Sutherland, W.J. (2018) Farmland Conservation Pages 245-284 in: W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon, S.O. Petrovan & R.K. Smith (eds) What Works in Conservation 2018. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK.