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The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission is now an independent charitable organisation and can be found at and @FFC_Commission on social media.

The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission was an independent inquiry that took place from November 2017 to April 2020 to think afresh about where our food comes from, how we support farming and rural communities and how we invest in the many benefits the countryside provides.

Drawing on the RSA’s track record for supporting innovation and catalysing social change, its convening power and Fellowship network, it produced a series of widely acclaimed and influential reports and convened a new dialogue around the future of food, farming and the countryside.

With the backing of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Commissioners and the RSA cocreated a second phase of work, in which the Commission became an independent charitable organisation to focus on implementing the recommendations of the first.

Field Guide for the Future

The accompaniment to Our Future in the Land. This is a practical guide from the Commission's inquiries, case studies of good practice and stories of change – the future, happening now.

An open letter to Secretaries of State

An open letter to Secretaries of State

In these testing and volatile times, little is more important than tackling the global climate and nature crises and securing the nation’s long-term health and wellbeing.

The UK must not use future trade deals to offshore its climate and nature commitments to countries with fewer resources and weaker environmental standards.

The breadth of signatories to this letter demonstrates how important this is to so many people across food and farming, environment and countryside.

We’ve sent it to the Secretaries of State in Defra, International Trade, Health, Business, and International Development, as well as the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to urge them to work together to weigh up carefully the wide-ranging implications of the trade decisions they take.

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