Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Wales Field Guide for Future Generations

21st July 2020

The Wales Field Guide for Future Generations calls for the country to seize this critical moment to resource and implement its forward-looking policy agenda.

The report draws from our Wales inquiry’s conversations with people across the nation and illustrates the incredible work already underway. These inspiring stories show a surge in energy and appetite for new ways of sourcing and growing food and a new appreciation for the role of the countryside. They highlight the pressing need for the implementation of Wales’ Future Generations Act to be urgently accelerated to support people already working towards a green recovery.

We also propose an ambitious three-year work programme for the next stage of our Wales inquiry, which will convene a range of public bodies, businesses, campaigning and community groups to deliver four main goals:

  • Ensuring that the need for fair and healthy food systems is integrated into thinking and decisions about well-being, land use and resources
  • Investigating the potential for agroecology in Wales
  • Enquiring whether all public spending is aligned coherently for Welsh policy intentions
  • Explaining the resources needed for a just transition to more sustainable food and farming systems and flourishing rural economies.