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Neville Cavendish

Neville Cavendish

Neville is Head of Co-design for the Defra Future farming and Countryside Programme.

The Co-design team coordinates our design and research work with farmers, land managers, the wider farming community and Defra teams. They help us make sure Defra involves the right people in the design and development of new schemes and policies, at the right time and in the right way.

The team is essentially responsible for making sure that people affected by our services and policy have a chance to have their voice heard and share their lived experience with us to influence what we do. We do this in a number of ways such as through workshops, research discussions, seminars and farmer-led discussion groups.

Things we learned about co-design at this summer's agricultural shows 

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Defra staff at an agricultural show

We recently published a blog post about the things we learned at this summer’s agricultural shows which took place up and down the country. At most of those shows, we ran co-design taster sessions for members of the farming community, so they could get a sense, first-hand, of how they could shape our policies. In this post, we're going to talk about some other things we learned that directly relate to co-design.