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From April to November, we are travelling by bike to listen to rural communities. We are supporting locally-led inquiries in Cumbria, Devon and Lincolnshire, and devolved inquiries in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

In late April we published our review of current policy proposals that aim to improve our food, farming and countryside.

Through the Call for Ideas you told us what you thought of those, and submitted your own practical and radical ideas that will address things that really matter to people. 

The goal is a safe, secure, inclusive food and farming system for the UK, a flourishing rural economy and a sustainable and accessible countryside.

 

Keep up to date with the Commission on Twitter and Instagram, and if you'd like to get involved, email us at FFCC@rsa.org.uk 

Read the progress report: our common ground

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Read the report here

Read the progress report: our common ground

Most importantly, we urgently need to ask ourselves: what kind of country do we want to be, and what do we, as citizens, really want from our food, farming and countryside?

Sue Pritchard

Director, The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Method & outputs

Prospectus

Prospectus

Published in November 2017, this illustrated report establishes the changing context of food, farming and the countryside

 

Call for Ideas

Call for Ideas

A review of the policy landscape, inviting feedback and new ideas that will improve things that really matter to people

 

UK Tour

UK Tour

Covering the whole UK, listening to people’s stories, their hopes, their concerns and what really matters to them about where they live

 

Devolved Inquiries

Devolved Inquiries

Leadership groups in NI, Scotland and Wales are convening inquiries on questions relevant for them, and contributing to UK-wide questions

 

Locally-led Inquiries

Locally-led Inquiries

Action research in Cumbria, Devon and Lincolnshire to generate examples of new and good practices, and test the limits of what can be achieved locally

 

Public Events, Hearings and Roundtables

Public Events, Hearings and Roundtables

Convening new conversations and shaping policy debates

 

Reporting

Reporting

Progress Report – October 2018 / Final Report – June 2019

 

Polling

Polling

Validate our mandate for change through surveys of UK public opinion on key issues