Trials of potential solutions to farmland bird decline, RSPB Hope Farm

Hope Farm

Hope Farm: demonstrating wildlife-friendly farming in East Cambridgeshire since 2000.

We're developing new farming techniques which help both farmers and wildlife, while also making a profit.

Happy birthday Hope Farm!

20 years ago, we took over the management of Hope Farm in Cambridgeshire. Since then we’ve worked with farmers, scientists and policymakers to show how nature and farming can work hand-in-hand – providing a home for wildlife, as well as a steady profit. Find out more below and over on our blog.

A combine harvester at RSPB Hope Farm

The farm

We took over Hope Farm in 2000, to demonstrate, research and encourage wildlife-friendly farming. We’re showing how it’s possible to run a successful farming business, that produces food, makes a profit, and is valuable for wildlife as well. At Hope Farm, we’re developing new farming techniques, that we can then share with the rest of the farming community.

Thank you

We have shown that farming for wildlife works.

Since 2000, we’ve seen a staggering 226% increase in our breeding farmland birds, and, on average, 15 times more wintering farmland birds.

Our successes at Hope Farm are all down to our supporters. Thank you so much for supporting our wildlife-friendly farm. Your support enables us to research and demonstrate for a change on agriculutural policy, helping us to secure a future of sustainable farming. 

If you would like to make a difference to the farming industry and support Hope Farm, click on the link below. Thank you.

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve

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