Campaign for the Farmed Environment

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The Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) is encouraging farmers and land managers across England to protect and enhance the environmental value of farmland, through voluntary measures that sit alongside productive agriculture.

The right options, in the right place, with the right management will make all the difference to your farm's environment.

CFE is a partnership approach, supported by The Wildlife Trusts and many other organisations engaged in agriculture and the environment. 

If you're a farmer or landowner, visit the CFE website to see what's happening in your area and how you can get involved; and contact your local Wildlife Trust for land management advice.

Campaign themes

CFE promotes a whole-farm approach, providing advice on, and promoting voluntary measures for:

Arable Conservation Management
Grassland Conservation Management
Soil Management
Nutrient Management
Crop Protection Management

With additional themes for:

Pollinator Management

In the UK, there are around 267 species of bee and their diversity, coupled with their exclusive diet of pollen and nectar, means bees are regarded as the main pollinators of most of our wildflowers and insect-pollinated crops.

Bees need food (plants providing pollen and nectar) and sites for hibernation and nesting. Farming can help provide these resources for bees by taking up the relevant measures under the CFE. By encouraging pollinators, farmers can also improve crop productivity. Pollination is vital to the production of many horticultural and agricultural crops in the UK. This pollination is valued at £510m per year.

Farmland Birds

Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began but implementing measures to provide food, shelter and nesting sites can help species like the yellowhammer, tree sparrow, corn bunting and grey partridge.

The 22 CFE voluntary measures include grass buffer strips next to water courses; winter cover crops; wildflower and/or pollen and nectar seed mixes; skylark and lapwing plots; overwintered stubbles; beetle banks; selective use of spring herbicides.  Find out more.