Devolved Nation Inquiry in Northern Ireland
Key themes being explored
Our Northern Ireland inquiry will be taking a close look at issues such as the relationship between the food we eat, the farming that supplies our food and the countryside that we all value. We will ask how food, farming and the countryside can best contribute to the wellbeing of our people and we will examine the sustainability of the system, how it contributes to our identity and our sense of place. To help us sharpen our focus we will be actively engaging with groups of citizens from both urban and rural backgrounds to discover what really matters to people here.
We will use what we have heard to inform our own deliberations as a group, putting forward proposals towards a vision that can be shared by all. Our task will then be to make the connections across government, local government, business and civil society to bring about change.
Why does FFCC matter to Northern Ireland?
As Northern Ireland suffers from the current political stalemate, there is a great danger that the views of people here are not being heard in some of the big Brexit debates. Our inquiry is committed to amplifying Northern Ireland voices in those debates.
Our Leadership Group comprises 13 people who combine expertise and experience with a commitment to listening, deliberating and proposing solutions.