Agroecology in Action - event to showcase farmers and growers using sustainable systems to parliamentarians

Sustain was very pleased to co-sponsor an event with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology, the Landworkers Alliance, CPRE, Soil Association and Organic Farmers and Growers and the Gaia Foundation in parliament this week showcasing some fantastic farmers and growers using agro-ecological and organic systems across their whole farm.

Soil samples showing benefits of agro-ecological approach shown at the event Credit V Hird

Soil samples showing benefits of agro-ecological approach shown at the event Credit V Hird

The room was packed showing a strong interest in helping farming protect people and planet. Presentations and policy recommendations were made by farmers across the UK who are using agroecological practices to create a food system that restores and builds nature whilst producing healthy affordable food. There was a display of photgraphs of agro-ecological farming and an amazing UK grown feast provided by UK farmers. 

A great new resource from the Landworkers Alliance - Agroecology in Action - describes the work of 27 farmers, growers and communities putting agroecological principles into action and making it work economically, socially, and environmentally. 

The amendments we are seeking for the 'new' Agriculture Bill - to be tabled in the next parliamentary sesson, after Brexit  or General Election -  includes a strong lobby for supporting such farmers and approaches. This may be through financial grants and capital support as well as training and advice and facilitation for all farmers to adopt these systems. 


12/09/2019
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