Nature Positive Farming by 2030

Agricology Discussion Tent

Farming, food, and the natural environment have been pushed out of balance by inappropriate policies. Brexit was seen as a once in a lifetime opportunity to reform agricultural policies to ensure a new domestic system that recognises farming and nature as interdependent and mutually beneficial. In 2018, the Government’s health and harmony blueprint set out a bold vision to redirect public money to deliver public goods, whilst improving the resilience of the farming sector. However, as time has elapsed, and we exit a global pandemic into a cost-of-living crisis and European war, counter narratives have emerged causing some to question whether the government’s original vision was too optimistic. The panel aims to discuss the assumption that policy must help achieve a nature positive farming system by 2030, and discuss the potential benefits of this approach for nature, food, and farming.