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Panel Discussion
00:00 GMT
Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Better Jobs and Better Farming

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00:00 GMT
Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Better Jobs and Better Farming

What would it look like to have a million better jobs in UK farming?

Government and food industry policy, which affects farmers in the UK and overseas, fails to adequately protect nature and promote sustainable farming, and undermines the resilience of rural economies and the ability for farmers and others to make a good living on the land. With our panel we will discuss an alternative vision and debate whether a target of a million good jobs for better farming and land-use is feasible or helpful in the UK, and what impact would it have? And more broadly discuss what the structural reasons are –government policies and corporate practices– that undermine rural economic resilience and sustainable farming, that a plan for a million good jobs for better farming would need to challenge e.g. land policies, and subsidies, for sustainable farm/land management.