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Call for ideas

The Call for Ideas - now closed - was focused on practical action that could improve the ways we eat, farm, and regenerate our environment and countryside communities.

Before opening this call, we’ve reviewed over 1,000 existing proposals. We assessed proposals to highlight patterns and gaps in existing evidence.

We found that proposals are often in silos. Many proposals are simply for further strategies and plans - ‘proposals for proposals’. While some topics are relatively neglected, overall we found a rich diversity of ideas, informed by a wide range of experience.

With the Call for Ideas we wanted to know what you think. We wanted you to tell us what we have missed or misunderstood in our review, and we wanted you to suggest practical ideas of your own. This was a key opportunity to shape the Commission’s thinking, research and reports - you can also explore other ways to get involved.

We wanted you to suggest how to address the challenges you see or experience, such as those we set out in our launch report. Which ideas should our Commission explore in-depth and develop? We wanted to find the big ideas that might get missed because they don’t fit neatly in one department or sector, because they seem too difficult, or because the people they’d benefit don’t have a voice.

Your responses to our Call for Ideas were detailed and insightful. Read the blog on the big ideas you are passionate about