Welcome to Why Farming Matters, a teaching resource containing a wealth of activity ideas for Key Stage 2 classes. Teachers can select individual activities or deliver them all as part of a topic on food and farming. Why Farming Matters is a collaborative project by Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).
Biodiversity – is a term used to describe the variety of life on earth
The five large private estates in West Sussex own 13.9% of the total land within the National Park
Listen to find out how modern farming shapes the South Downs, the history of farming on the Downs and clues to past landscapes…
Meet six farmers and discover how they are managing their patch of farmland in the South Downs National Park.