Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Changing Economics

Online

12:00pm 2nd March 2021

BOOK TICKETS

There is growing interest in agroecology and how we transition to a food and farming system which works in harmony with nature, adapts to climate changes, builds a thriving farming sector and sustainably provides citizens with healthy and nutritious food.

FFCC’s latest report Farming for Change introduces new research from IDDRI which includes comprehensive and systematic technical modelling for a transition to agroecology across UK nations. We are now exploring how to translate this detailed and rigorous piece of research into practical projects which support the transition to agroecology by 2030.

Routes to Action is a series of five workshops featuring a fascinating array of contributors (from farming, science, economics, ecology, food businesses and more) who will address the challenges and opportunities of transitioning towards an agroecological food system and share ideas on how to implement more agroecological farming practices - from farm to landscape to nation.

We hope that this work contributes to the groundswell of interest in agroecology and helps turn the findings of our report Farming for Change into real action. We will be including the outputs of these meetings in our final Farming for Change report, due to be published in Spring 2021.

The third in the series, Changing Economics, will focus will focus on our approach to economics and agriculture in the UK.

Panel speakers: Professor Allan Buckwell (Economist), George Young (Farmer), Vicki Hird
(Sustain), Dr Courtney Scott (FFCC), Chris Clark (NFFN), Johnnie Balfour (Farmer)