Biodiversity: Enhancing Arable Biodiversity. Six practical solutions for farmers (SAFFIE)

Enhancing biodiversity

Making a difference

The SAFFIE project has shown that farmers can adopt a number of simple measures to enhance arable biodiversity. With careful management, focused on specific results, a variety of habitats can be created.

1. Identify biodiversity objectives

  • Understand the biodiversity within your farming system.
  • Consider the local landscape and historical features.
  • Identify important local species and your interests.

2. Manage for biodiversity

  • Make biodiversity an integral part of your farm plan.
  • Select species, habitats and management practices that suit your farm and locality.
  • Use a variety of habitats and management techniques.

SAFFIE techniques

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