The Food, Farming & Countryside Commission (FFCC) has released the first of a series of working papers, focussing on financing agroecology.
The paper offers a number of key takeaways, including:
- The importance of providing clear frameworks for the collection of data, for both public and private sectors
- That investment is needed to shift practices and develop knowledge over the next 5-10 years
- Certainty on future farm policy is imperative for decision-making in the farming industry
- The support for critical business changes needs to reflect the tenant farmer model, which is responsible for a lot of the UK’s on-the-ground delivery
- At present, the risks and profits are not distributed equitably across supply chains
This working paper is the result of a symposium event for the FFCC’s Farming Leadership Group held in January. It brought together leaders and experts from across the farming and finance sectors to examine key areas for the transition in food, farming, and land.
The FFCC will be hosting symposium events over the next three years to examine key areas for the transition in food, farming, and land. The next symposium, themed around supply chains, will be held in June 2023.
For information about the symposia and to download the working paper, visit the FFCC website.