If we accept humanity’s grand task is “to create convivial societies within a flourishing biosphere”, then agriculture is crucial to this. Get it right and everyone could be well fed (to the highest standards) forever, while our fellow creatures continue on their own sweet way. Get it wrong and everything else is compromised. Famine will ensue and the cause of wildlife conservation is dead in the water.
This session will look at how to get it right, focussing particularly on how and why farmers should take wildlife more seriously, replacing a traditional stand-off with synergies between the two.
Colin Tudge (College for Real Farming and Food Culture)
Rebecca Hosking (Village Farm)
George Monbiot (Guradian)
Bob Cowley (Oxon Mammal Group)