Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Environment and biodiversity - Devon

3rd July 2019

Environment and biodiversity were identified as a key theme for the Devon group to consider.

This report summarises the group’s work. It is informed by a roundtable discussion and a series of interviews held with farmers, landowners and conservationists (not mutually exclusive categories) in Devon.

Given the urgency of the issues discussed the group have opted to make recommendations which emphasise the pressing need to act.

The group chose to concentrate on three key themes:

  • Climate breakdown (mitigation and adaptation)
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Access to advice

This report is one of a four-part collection.


Note: this report was originally published on the RSA website (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), which hosted the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission between November 2017-April 2020.