Food, Farming and Countryside Commission: Our Common Ground

29 October 2018

'Our Common Ground' is the interim report of the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission inquiry. The FFCC launched last year to transform the way we eat and farm, and to regenerate our environment and countryside communities.

This interim report is based on findings from their UK wide consultations and research and sets out the five themes for further work:

'1. Meeting our global obligations: in which we connect our changing place in the world with our responsibilities to combat climate change and transform farming systems.

2. Securing the value of land: in which we connect mediating the multiple needs and demands on land use with novel financial instruments to make this work.

3. Good work for a thriving economy: in which we connect shifting patterns of work in a changing economy with people’s aspirations for meaningful work and rich lives.

4. Good food for healthy and flourishing communities: in which we connect the ways that food is grown, produced and eaten, with the effects on people’s health and wellbeing.

5. More than money: in which we connect all the resource flows through rural economies with ways to revitalise rural democracy.'

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Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

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Soil Association

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
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