Landowner and conservationists take part in national Farmer Cluster conference, organised by GWCT and Natural England

Peter Thompson speaking at a conference. Picture: JON P FARMER

Peter Thompson speaking at a conference. Picture: JON P FARMER - Credit: Jon P Farmer

A national conference at London’s Royal Geographical Society is set to bring together farmers keen to nurture wildlife on their farms

The Farmer Cluster concept, developed by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in conjunction with Natural England, aims to help farmers work more cohesively to deliver greater benefits for soil, water quality and wildlife.

There are 49 Farmer Clusters across southern England and the event takes place on October 12 and is organised by GWCT and education charity the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT). Conference chair Nick Sotherton said: “We need to think about wildlife conservation on a landscape scale.” GWCT’s Peter Thompson said: “This conference will give those attending a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from those who have been involved in setting up and running landscape-scale Farmer Clusters.”

Visit https://www.gwct.org.uk/fcc.