Useful Links

Organisation and website Description Resources
The Sustainable Food Trust The Sustainable Food Trust, founded by Patrick Holden, is a global voice for sustainable food systems, aiming to empower communities with sustainable ideas, and push for government policy changes. Leadership and Collaboration, Research and Policy, Communications
Pasture for life – Pasture-Fed Livestock Association The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association brings together British farmers committed to producing high quality food in a more natural way. Pasture for Life It can be done The farm business case for feeding ruminants just on pasture January 2016
Leaf – Linking Environment and Farming LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is the leading organisation promoting sustainable agriculture, food and farming. We help farmers produce good food, with care and to high environmental standards, identified in-store by the LEAF Marque logo. Range of videos on various farming topics, Annual Reports, LEAF’s Global Impacts Report
European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism  EFNCP is the only European organisation focusing on the maintenance of low-intensity livestock farming. This type of farming is widespread on less productive land in many European countries, typically using semi-natural pastures and meadows. It is the most important farming for conserving biodiversity across Europe, and for other environmental services, such as managing water-catchments and preventing wild fires. La Canada magazine, wide range of publication and reports on website, project videos
Foundation for Common Land The Foundation for Common Land is a registered charity established to protect the public benefits from pastoral commoning Common Land Fact Sheets, Hill Sheep Husbandry in England Handbook
British Grassland Society BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage Grass and Forage Farmer Magazine, Conference Proceedings various topics – all publications have a cost
British Horse Society Provide welfare services to horses and advice for owners. We campaign and lobby for key equestrian issues on behalf of all horses and riders and offer the world’s leading equestrian qualifications and approvals system. Courses and information on grassland management for horses including grassland management for horses and wildflowers
Welsh Pony and Cob Society  Founded in 1901, the Welsh Pony & Cob Society is the largest of Britain’s Native Breed Societies.  Information on breeds
Rare Breeds Survival Trust  Securing the future of rare and native breeds of farm livestock  GAP archive
Forestry Commission Scotland  Statutory agency  Woodland Grazing Kit
The Central Association of  Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) The CAAV represents valuers and provides advice on a wide variety of matters affecting the countryside to Government in Westminster, Whitehall, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Brussels, including CAP reform, farm tenancies and agri-environment schemes. Resources available through membership pages.
Organisation and Website Description Resources
Magnificent meadows Save Our Magnificent Meadows is the UK’s largest partnership project transforming the fortunes of vanishing wildflower meadows, grasslands and wildlife. Partnership is lead by Plantlife Guidance notes on grassland habitats, technical information for advisors
Burren Programme The Objectives of the Burren Programme are: to ensure the sustainable agricultural management of high nature value farmland in the Burren;to contribute to the positive management of the Burren’s landscape and cultural heritage; and to contribute to the positive management of the Burren’s landscape and cultural heritage. Best Practice Guides, Farming plans , Annual Reports
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Denmark Farm Conservation Centre Courses in ecology, conservation and rural skills
Snowdonia National Park Study Centre Pl Tan-y-bwlch Professional training courses including grazing for site conservation management
British Grassland Society Conferences, demonstration days and events – various topics on grassland management
British Horse Society Courses and information on grassland management for horses including grassland management for horses and wildflowers