Our views on food and farming

 Farmer planting vegetable seedlings at Failand

We’re committed to the long-term health of the land and the environment. So we’re finding new ways to be good stewards of the land, passing it on in good condition for future generations.

The need for a sustainable future

Farming for nature at Hill Top Farm, Yorkshire

Nature needs more investment 

We’ve released a new report with RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts that shows how the UK can meet its ambitions to heal and restore our natural environment.

Gathering the Welsh Mountain sheep on Watkin Path on the Hafod Y Llan farm, Snowdonia, Wales

Our ambitions for hill farming, nature and heritage 

Dame Helen Ghosh, our former Director-General outlines proposals to support the farming community and confirms the National Trust's commitment to farming, landscapes and nature.

Trees reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire, in May.

A positive future for green farming 

Find out about how we're developing a new model for supporting green land management.

Farming for nature
Nature friendly farming at Conygree Farm, Gloucestershire

Seven of our most nature-friendly farms 

All over the country our wildlife is in trouble. But here are seven of our farms where our tenant farmers are working to bring nature back

Picture of a tractor on an asparagus farm at Formby, Liverpool

Securing the future for farming and the environment 

Can a sustainable future for farming be secured without conserving the environment after Brexit?

Reports and policies

A view of the apples, eggs and rhubarb on sale at the Osterley Park farm shop, Middlesex

Our farm shops 

Many of our tenant farmers have shops selling tasty produce grown on our land. Run independently, these shops are often close to our houses, gardens and parks and can provide a tasty treat to take home from your day out.

Wheat and grains of flour on a hessian sack

Why we champion sustainable food 

We’re playing our part to shift towards more sustainable, local sourced food. This will help support the environment, local economies and wildlife.