Britain is facing a new, challenging, yet exciting era as we leave the European Union. The food and farming sector will be impacted greatly by this change and smart and reasoned approaches are critical to develop a confident, profitable and sustainable world leading UK food and farming sector.
Drawing up new policies will need to reflect on our past and current strengths and weaknesses, while gearing up the country’s farmers, rural and food businesses to deliver robust, resilient and sustainable food and farming businesses. These policies need to be able to weather the volatile markets and political changes we face and stand the tests of me to support and enable our farmers and growers to develop economically viable farm businesses and contribute in their roles as stewards of the environment and improving the health and wellbeing of our popular on.
These policies are not short term solutions.
This paper identifies what LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) sees as priorities and where it can play a strong and valuable role in developing and implementing a new UK Food, Farming and Environment Policy that encourages innovative and excellent farming practices, enhances the rural environment and engages with the public.
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