ABC working group

Nature-friendly farming has a pivotal role in solving the biodiversity and climate crisis. That’s why the Agriculture, Biodiversity and Climate (ABC) working group brings together farmers with conservation practitioners and researchers.

The Agriculture, Biodiversity and Climate working group’s scope

To support and enhance nature-friendly farming, the ABC group looks, with an open mind, for pragmatic and practical measures, tools and models with proven results confirmed by scientific monitoring.

What we find, we intend to distill, together with our collective knowledge and experience, into insights, lessons and case studies. To disseminate, in an easy-to-reference format, to nature site managers, farmers, landowners and anyone else who can use it!

We believe in making nature-friendly farmers more visible. Presenting them

  • as role models and inspiration for their peers.
  • As good news stories to the public.
  • As natural allies to policymakers committed to tackling the biodiversity and climate crisis.

The ABC group is open to anyone active and interested in these topics from anywhere in Europe.

Valuing diversity of experiences and opinions, we reach out to each other, learn from each other, build bridges and networks and promote private land conservation in an agricultural context.


The ABC working group is chaired by Anton Gazenbeek.

Don’t hesitate to contact Harm Schoten if you wish to join this working group. 


Dairy farming, holistic planned grazing and climate

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Conservation grazing and its relationship to the Common Agricultural Policy

Register here. Conservationists tend to experience the Common Agricultural Policy as anathema to biodiversity in their work. But it can be worth the effort to take a closer look. Many...

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What science says about species-rich grassland management in Central and Eastern Europe and the importance of traditional knowledge

Register here. Human activities and biodiversity often don't go well along. But the species-rich secondary grasslands of Central and Eastern Europe, formed as a side product of low-intensity farming, are an...

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