Small­hold­ers join Lon­don demo

Country Smallholding - - May News -

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.

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