Wales must develop a new ‘farming-plus’ model to ensure a sustainable post-Brexit agricultural policy. Brexit represents a profound challenge and opportunity to redesign agri-food, regional and rural development policy in Wales. While the UK public sector funding has been by far the largest area of funding (via the Barnett Formula) to affect these areas over Read more
As the slow and very uncertain Brexit process continues, and talk of ‘cliff-edges’ becomes all the more common, it is even more critical to develop a collective vision and set of policy principles for rural areas in the UK, and not least here in Wales. Talking to many key stakeholders, businesses and rural householders over Read more
Discussing and debating with a wide range of food industry and representatives from key food organisations over recent months, since the publication of our report: ‘ Food Brexit: time to get real’; there is a general and growing consensus that with the dire spectre of a hard Brexit looming (i.e moving outside both the customs Read more
Recently myself and colleagues Professor’s Tim Lang (City University) and Erik Milstone (Sussex University) published the first major independent review of the overall impacts of Brexit on the UK food system: A Food Brexit: time to get real: A Brexit Briefing. The report, drawing on over 200 sources, examines available industry and government data, policies and Read more
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