We’re working with Sustain to develop support and certification for alternative sustainable retail models and to raise awareness of the importance of the retailer in creating a better future for farmers and our environment.
Vicky Hird from Sustain asks some important questions in her latest blog, with some great insights on the bigger picture and suggestions of how farmers will fare post-Brexit.
New routes to better markets for farmers and growers
Whilst Brexit is forcing a rethink of a crucial portion of most UK farm incomes – the farm subsidies – when we leave the European Common Agriculture Policy, it would be a mistake to ignore the market side of the calculation. How will farmers secure a decent return from the market place for decent food production, with (or even scarier, without) subsidies? With the single market possibly gone, and new trade deals and huge regulatory changes ahead it seems crucial to ensure farmers have access to a diverse and fairly trading marketplace….Continue reading…