The Landworkers’ Alliance launched its post-Brexit agriculture policy recommendations outside Defra’s offices in London on Friday 21st April. Featuring a dining table promoting the high-quality fresh produce of its members, the launch highlighted the need for small-scale and family farmers to be offered a ‘place at the table’ in upcoming negotiations over the future of UK agriculture policy.
The comprehensive 20-page report outlines the Alliance’s key policy proposals for re-orientating agricultural support to deliver high quality food to UK consumers while building an environmentally, socially and economically resilient farming industry.
Ed Hamer, policy spokesperson, said ‘The Landworkers’ Alliance has been campaigning for the past five years for greater recognition of the role small-scale and family farmers play in feeding the country. The UK’s exit from the Common Agricultural Policy provides the most significant opportunity in a generation to reverse the inequalities of area-based payments and replace them with a truly progressive policy framework that genuinely supports more farmers and better food.’
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