Smallholders join London demo
Smallholders and growers joined a march to Westminster on March 23 to protest at the Government’s agricultural policy. The Landworkers Alliance claims the drive for ’sustainable intensification’ has focused public support on intensive technologies and markets, leading to price volatility and undermining family farmers. “We should not be faced with the single choice of ‘getting big or getting out’. We stand in solidarity with the majority of the UK’s farmers in recognising the social and environmental assets provided by a thriving rural economy,” it said. The march was organised by Farmers For Action.