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Critical theme: Small-scale farming and the future of the European food system

January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Globally, small-scale farming is crucial for the sustainable production of food and being the main source of livelihoods for millions of people. In European food systems, the important but under-appreciated role of small-scale farmers is under threat from external drivers. At the same time, more people are concerned about the climate impacts of agriculture and demanding better, rather than more, food. This critical theme event will explore the future of UK and European food systems through the lens of small-scale farming and will ask the following questions: Are small farms inefficient and uneconomic? Or do they offer a glimpse of what a more sustainable food system might look like? To register for the even, follow the link to IIED website.