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Small farming is beautiful

A policy framework from the Landworkers' Alliance makes the case for ending discrimination against small-scale farmers and including them permanently in agricultural planning.
 

The UK’s small-scale, ecological and family farms are at the heart of rural culture and communities. They create employment, protect cherished landscapes and provide a huge amount of the food we eat. However, in the past, the UK’s farming strategies have undermined domestic production of healthy, affordable food and left many small farms unfairly disadvantaged.
 
This is the case made by Sustain member the Landworkers' Alliance, in an eight-point plan which takes Brexit as an opportunity for forging a new British agricultural policy. It focuses on enhancing domestic food production to support national food security, redirecting public money to support small-scale and ecological farming, creating decent jobs, and improving environmental and animal welfare standards.
 
Read the plan in full here, and find out more here about Sustain's campaigning work for a greener, fairer food system.

Published 20 Jan 2017

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