Farming with nature

Cows on moorland

Agriculture is intrinsic to Devon and central to rural communities. Over centuries, farming has influenced our landscapes and led to the creation of wildlife rich habitats, such as hedges, ponds, meadows, and heaths. However, over the last 50 years, agricultural intensification, led by the drive for food production, along with other land uses, has led to huge losses of wildlife habitats and species.

Our vision is for Devon’s prosperous farming economy to meet our production needs, protect and enhance the environment on which it depends, and provide public benefits, such as wildlife, access, and flood control.


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Farming at Slapton Ley

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