What’s the future for County Farms in England?


On Monday 29th April the APPG is holding a meeting on the future of county farms in England.

The session will explore how we can stop and reverse the decline of county farms, the role and opportunities they provide in building a sustainable sector, and the specific actions the Government should take following its recent commitment to support council farms.

Panel 1

Guy Shrubsole, Campaigner and author of Who Owns England?

Vicki Hird, Campaign Coordinator Food and Farming Policy for Sustain.

Mark Walton, Director of Shared Assets.

George Dunn, Chief Executive of the Tenant Farmers Association.

Panel 2

Jyoti Fernandes, Agroecological farmer and Land Workers Alliance.

Hugo Mallaby, Rural Asset Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council.

Philip Bradshaw, Cambridgeshire County Council Tenant Farmer.

Sue Pritchard, Director of the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission.

After opening statements from the panel there will be a Q&A and discussion from the floor chaired by Kerry McCarthy MP.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to agroecology.appg@gmail.com for further details.