When to Incorporate Wild Nature Versus Leave It Alone and the Bigger Picture of Healthy People and Healthy Ecosystems

Guiding Principles

At the heart of our work, we believe that farming within natural systems nurtures healthy people and flourishing ecosystems. Farming is dependent on ecological interactions among many kinds of species. Farms can be safer and more resilient because diversity encourages a wide array of beneficial organisms and processes. Farms are more cost effective with reduced outside inputs, and more climate-friendly because diverse habitats store carbon and buffer farms from storms and droughts. Farming with nature also gives room and rights for our nonhuman brethren to co-exist and prosper.

At the same time that we promote incorporating and accommodating nature on farms and ranches, we advocate leaving wild nature intact, as much as possible. We also support local and regional food systems that respond to people’s needs and that adhere to conservation ethics. These guiding principles can help prevent the spread of pandemic viruses like COVID-19.

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Growers Tell It Like It Is With Food Safety

And Authors Advocate for More Support and Protections for Growers and More Ecologically-based Pathogen Management

Author: Patrick Baur

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Protecting Wild Nature in Bavaria

A recent Yale Environment 360 article, In Conservative Bavaria, Citizens Force Bold Action on Protecting Nature, explores how Germany’s most politically conservative region adopted a referendum and progressive law to change industrial farming practices and protect biodiversity.

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News From the Wild Side - April 2019

Catch up on the latest happenings with Wild Farm Alliance!

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Beneficial birds provide pest control in farm fields

This article was originally printed by the California Farm Bureau Federation.

Alfalfa growers with trees near the edges of their fields attracted more birds, according to a recently published University of California study, and that resulted in as much as a 30 percent reduction in insect pest damage to the crop.

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New Bird Resource Now Available!

Bird_Guide_Cover_Image.jpgNew resource helps farmers support beneficial birds and manage pest birds! We are pleased to announce the release of our latest resource: Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds. 

 

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News from the Wild Side - December 2018

Catch up on what is happening with Wild Farm Alliance! 

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2018 Annual Report

WFA_Logo_color_horizontal_(4)_copy.pngThis was a banner year for Wild Farm Alliance and your support made it possible - thank you!

From successfully pushing the National Organic Standards Board to protect Native Ecosystems to training inspectors and certifiers on how to support and assess for biodiversity conservation - this year was exciting!

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