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From our work so far, the Commission has identified 5 core lines of inquiry, which we will explore in more depth and detail over coming weeks. They cover important themes that we see falling into the gaps between policy discussions, and begin to reframe them, to help make progress.

  • Aligning the whole resource - how public money, private money and the hidden resources (social capital) can create public value?
  • The future of land use - from regenerating ecosystems to a land use plan for the UK.
  • The future of work - from managing labour shortages to increasing opportunities for meaningful work in thriving rural communities.
  • Our place in the world - global perspectives on UK food, farming and countryside; from trade relationships to our international commitments to addressing global challenges.
  • Food and farming: health and wellbeing – from food grown, bought and eaten, access to green spaces to impacts on the nation’s health and wellbeing.
Where next for the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission?

Where next for the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission?

Food, farming and the environment are having a place in the policy sun that was unthinkable just a few short years ago. This is extraordinary, overdue and most welcome. The voices joining the debate are more diverse than ever; it really does feel as if there has been a step change in the conversations taking place around these critical topics.

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