Manifesto Ask 1
Ask 1. Commit to a ten-year transition to agroecology: climate-and nature-friendly farming such as organic and agroforestry.
This was a leading recommendation of the RSA Commission on the Future of Food, Farming and the Countryside.
Announce a clear plan to help farmers dramatically reduce their use of nitrogen fertilisers, pesticides and antibiotics for climate, nature and health.
- Set targets to increase the area of land under organic farming, agroforestry and farm woodland
- Support more fruit and veg growing in the UK
- Champion outdoor reared, grass-fed livestock (like cows and sheep) ahead of indoor grain-fed livestock farming (intensive beef, pork and poultry)