Citizen Network: Grassroots Policies for Farming, Food & Wildlife Webinar

23mar6:30 pm8:00 pmCitizen Network: Grassroots Policies for Farming, Food & Wildlife WebinarThe very real threat of irreversible global warming demands public action

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Current farming systems are a significant cause of climate and ecological damage and hardship to small farmers, while the unequal distribution of food causes health problems and the scandal of food banks.

Hundreds of farmers and growers are already working with nature, and developing local outlets to cut carbon heavy delivery lines and increase local resilience.

Their work needs to be recognised, enlarged and developed into a formal policy to become part of a People’s Manifesto.

A manifesto that would:

  • follow the food from growers, through supply chains to sellers and the public
  • include the need for a healthy environment an alternative economic system focused on resource limits and the needs of people.

Let’s talk about the issues and the opportunities!

Join us for a lively discussion with:

  • Anne Chapman, Author of A Just Transition for Agriculture (2020)
  • Jeremy Buxton, Farming in Norfolk using the existing High Level Stewardship Scheme
  • Anna Pick, Senior Policy Officer for Positive Money

The panel will be chaired by Simon Duffy, President of Citizen Network and Director of Citizen Network Research.

This event has been organised by Alicia Hull in partnership with Citizen Network.

Speaker Bios:

Anne Chapman has a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University and a Masters in Environmental Science from Manchester University. After working as an environmental consultant she did a Masters Degree then PhD in Environmental Philosophy at Lancaster University. Her PhD, on the regulation of synthetic chemicals, was published in 2007 by Earthscan, as Democratizing Technology; Risk, Responsibility and the Regulation of Chemicals. A former co-chair of Greenhouse Think Tank, she has written about Greens and Science, housing, dealing with extreme weather events, climate jobs and community energy in the UK. Anne grew up in a rural part of south Shropshire and is co-owner of a small area of partly bracken-covered hillside in South Cumbria.

Jeremy Buxton is the third generation to run the family farm in Norfolk. The farm has mixed arable and grassland, a fine breeding herd of native pedigree poll Hereford cattle and a suckler commercial herd. Jeremy farms the 400 acres using the existing High Level Stewardship Scheme.

Anna Pick is the Senior Policy Officer for Positive Money, working to bring research and ideas to policymakers, and raise the media profile. Before joining Positive Money, she worked on digital policy and campaigns at Future Advocacy, a research and advocacy consultancy. She was previously based in Geneva, working at the UN Human Rights Council and the Right Livelihood Award Foundation. She has a First Class BA in Politics and Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.

**NB: This event will take place on Zoom – after registering you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the event page where you will find instructions on how to join in on the day.

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