The future of food and farming
A challenge to the globalisation of farming
Our vision is that by 2026, farmers will be valued for the work they do in maintaining the countryside, woods, meadows and habitats for wildlife. Climate change, population growth and environmental taxes will be key drivers in making this happen.
Consumers will choose and prefer locally grown food having increased awareness of how and where it’s produced and the benefits for farming and the countryside.
Guardians of the natural landscape
Farmers will earn part of their income for maintaining the countryside. They’ll also generate an income from countryside visits as people take more holidays there. And they’ll play their part in supplying our energy needs diversifying into bio-energy crops, growing rapeseed oil and fast growing trees for wood burning.
What’s the future for food and farming? Give us your views below.