Improving the success of agri-environment initiatives

  • Published source details Rural Economy and Land Use Programme . (2012) Improving the success of agri-environment initiatives. Rural Economy and Land Use Programme report, RELU Policy and Practice Note 37.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide training for land managers, farmers and farm advisers

Action Link
Farmland Conservation
  1. Provide training for land managers, farmers and farm advisers

    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.


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