What is GAP ?

The Grazing Advice Project is a partnership of farmers, land managers and conservation organisations that are committed to promoting the benefits of grazing with the natural environment and our cultural heritage in mind.

GAP was initially set up as the Grazing Animals Project in 1997 with an emphasis on supporting local grazing schemes. Since then there have been major changes in agriculture with the majority of farmers now signed up to agri-environment schemes and a consequent demand for nationwide information and advice. 

A partnership was formed in August 2008 and comprises Natural England, the National Trust, Defence Estates and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

The Grazing Animals Project is now a part of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust