I want to set out what we mean by "co-design", because it's a word we're going to be using a lot.
The Future Farming Countryside Programme will co-design the future of farming with farmers. We’re working with farmers to test their ideas until we have a format that works. This post explains our 'Test and Trial' approach. As we go along, we learn what works, what doesn’t and how we can improve.
Today the government publishes the Agricultural Transition Plan (ATP). It represents the biggest shift in farm policy for 50 years.
We're the team working on the Future of Farming programme, which is all about how farming policy will change over the next 7 years.
We'll use this blog to share our work. We'll post regular updates, some about the big, important announcements but mostly about smaller steps we take along the way.
Plants and trees contribute £9 billion every year in social and economic value, they also keep us alive. Our aim is to mitigate and minimise the impact of pests and diseases and improve the capacity of our trees to adapt to changing pressures. In this post, we outline how we plan to do this.