A group of Oxfordshire farmers and their customers, local businesses and national policy specialists will meet on October 9 to discuss the future for local farming and the rural economy, the day before Parliament debates the future of UK farming policy and farm subsidies post-Brexit, as outlined in Secretary of State for farming Michael Gove’s draft UK Agriculture Bill.
Colin Tudge, one of the organisers, said: “Farming in general and Britain’s farming in particular is entering what surely will be a period of make or break, and we need to ask fundamental questions of the kind that are not asked often enough:
The discussion is being organised as part of the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s UK-wide cycle tour “listening to people and recording their hopes, needs and challenges” and the Commission’s mandate to “shape a long-term vision for the future that’s fairer, stands the test of time and aligns more closely with changing public values and expectations, and involving people and communities in shaping that future”. One of the commissioners for the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission is Kath Dalmeny, chief executive of Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming.
The discussions will be continued at the Oxford Real Farming Conference (which celebrates its 10th anniversary on 3rd and 4th January, 2019).
Book your ticket for the Oxford Real Farming Conference, January 2019: http://orfc.org.uk/orfc-2019/
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The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission comes to Oxfordshire (8th to 13th October, 2018). The group of farmers, customers, local businesses and policy specialists will be meeting at Sandy Lane Organic Farm on 9th October from 11am to 3pm.
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