An Unsafe Distance – An examination of relations between Governments and Farmers

This booklet reviews farming-government relationships in historical context, with particular reference to the UK but also drawing on international case study material. It argues that these relationships reached an all-time low during the past decade. The urgent issue of climate change and its inter-relationships with farming offers both impetus and wide reasons for striving to [...]

Scapegoats in Agriculture

Susan Atkinson has just produced her new paper: “Bearing all their faults away” Scapegoats in Agriculture

We will be looking at a small number of farming scapegoats – not in order to take our turn in blame games, but because there are important lessons.  The chosen scapegoats are the unjustly blamed and suffer severe consequences, [...]