News farming

We need money for nature now

Mon, 21/09/2020
The single, most dramatic cause for the loss of biodiversity, species and natural habitats in Europe is intensive agriculture. To reverse this alarming trend, the EU must invest in nature protection. Where should the money come from, you ask? Look at our infographic for the answer.
Don José and his wife Nelly Lucumi never gave up on their vision © Asociación Calidris

Meet Don José: the man who turned his rice farm...

Tue, 28/01/2020
In 2004, José Jarvi Bazán chose to move from intensive rice farming to a nature-friendly approach that does not use artificial chemicals. Since then, he has become a pioneer in organic rice production in Colombia and throughout Latin America.
Ancient varieties of livestock continue to graze in Anatolia’s indigenous olive pastures © Doğa

Turkey's natural olive groves: are ancient...

Fri, 10/08/2018
In Turkey, ancient indigenous methods of cultivating olives are providing age-old answers to the questions modern practices are beginning to force the world to ask. But can they survive the onslaught of intensive agriculture long enough to speak them?

A recipe for a more sustainable world

Mon, 06/08/2018
Farming doesn’t have to be in conflict with nature. Around the world, we’re working with projects that prove it’s possible to grow food in a way that benefits both wildlife and livelihoods. Here's a tasty selection for starters...
Farmer Itey Phar harvests IBIS rice at Khey Svay village © BirdLife International Cambodia Programme

IBIS Rice: the bird-friendly rice scheme boosting...

Mon, 08/01/2018
On 27 December, BirdLife Cambodia hosted a Farmer’s Day at Khet Svay village in Siem Pang, to celebrate the area’s first harvest of IBIS Rice. This award-winning project is helping to conserve Cambodia’s national bird, the Giant Ibis, and its crucial wildlife sanctuary home.
The Saffron-cowled Blackbird is one of 12 globally threatened bird species that will benefit from this initiative

Uruguay's first batch of bird-friendly beef...

Fri, 10/11/2017
In South America, large swathes of grassland habitat have been lost to cattle ranching, a profession that millions depend upon for their livelihoods. But we're striving to find a solution that works for everyone, and our latest milestone comes in the form of Uruguay's first grassland-friendly beef.

€U Are What You Eat

Mon, 13/02/2017
The European Commission has launched a Public Consultation on the future of the CAP. This is the chance of a lifetime to fix our broken food & farming system.

Indigenous landscapes: ancient production in...

Tue, 07/02/2017
In the olive groves of Izmir, farmers are using innovative cultivation techniques that fully respect the rhythms of local ecosystems.

Bird-Friendly Beef – Tales from the Southern Cone

Fri, 03/02/2017
Nicolas Marchand takes us to the grasslands of South America where gauchos work with BirdLife to rear ‘bird-friendly beef’.