Tony has been supporting organic and sustainable farmers and growers for over 25 years. During that time, he has: helped cotton farmers in South Asia deal with the devastating consequences of unsustainable pesticide use; supported farmers through organic conversion; coordinated knowledge exchange programmes; and managed farmer led research projects on issues from blight on potatoes to roundworm in cattle. His current role at the Landworkers’ is supply chain focused, helping to build resilient and local food systems. His practical farming experience includes upland sheep farming. seed potato production, and market gardening in West Wales and the Falkland Islands (yes, really!).
The need has never been so clear to build better routes to market, for new localised infrastructure, and more value to reach farmers to make an agroecological transition. Come and hear from farmers and traders doing things differently and participate in discussions on opportunities, challenges, support and investment in new markets.