Assistant Farm Manager, Hope Farm (RSPB)
Sophie has been based at RSPB Hope farm since 2018 first as a research intern, then managing a project looking at Carbon emissions and biodiversity trade-offs in agriculture and currently as Assistant farm manager. During her time, she has learnt a lot about the challenges and rewards of managing a nature friendly arable farm and had the opportunity to share those learnings with farmers, policy makers and scientists across the UK. She has implemented and is managing an alley cropping research trial on the farm with a view to understand how it performs for the farm business, carbon footprint, and biodiversity.
Functional Biodiversity in Agroforestry