time for government to incentivise farmers to engage the public
The Food Ethics Council has supported a joint letter led by the Landworkers’ Alliance and educational charity Country Trust to Defra, urging them to include specific payments and incentives for farmers to engage the public on their farms. You can read the full statement here.
Commenting on the letter, Dan Crossley said:
“Many farmers and growers across the UK do a brilliant job of engaging the public, including through initiatives like Open Farm Sunday. However, the UK government can and should do so much more to support and incentivise farmers to engage people as food citizens. If we’re to shift towards better food and farming, it’s vital that the public are able to get involved, to learn about how our food is produced, to ask questions and to be motivated to take positive action for a fairer food system.”