Support or maintain low-intensity agricultural systems
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Low-intensity agricultural systems have consistently been shown to have higher biodiversity than more intensive systems, both in temperate regions and the tropics. Supporting such systems may therefore help declining farmland bird populations. However, whilst we captured many studies describing the distribution of birds across high- and low-intensity agricultural systems, we found no intervention-based evidence for the effects of legislation aimed at supporting and maintaining low-intensity agricultural systems on bird populations.