How do we Build Greater Consensus & Secure Political Leadership to Support the Groundswell of Regenerative, Nature Positive Change Across the Farming Sector?

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In the margins of the Oxford farming conferences, a consensus emerged between farmers and environmental groups on the future of food, farming, and nature. The consensus is founded upon three shared principles: a healthy natural environment underpins food security, farming has a vital role in producing the food we eat and is also central in tackling the nature, climate and public health crises, and diversity in all forms will enable resilience and innovation in the face of growing environmental and economic challenges. But do we have political consensus? This panel aims to communicate the growing degree of consensus across different interest groups, whilst testing where the three political parties are on food, farming and nature and climate goals as they prepare for the next Westminster General Election expected in 2024.