Our fifth AGM is just around the corner and it is time for us to start the election process for the co-ordinating group members (Directors) who will be elected this year.
Directors Job Description
The role of Director is a voluntary one that involves a significant level of commitment and experience. Directors meet at least 4 times per year and are expected to participate in the running of the organisation on a regular basis via email contact and phone meetings with the rest of the directors.
At long last we have come round to that time of year again. This year our AGM will be held at The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum on Sunday 20th November, with farm tours on Monday 21st November.
The AGM is open to all of our members, and membership will be available on the door (though filling out a membership form online prior to the AGM would be preferable).
Please fill out the form below if you would like to come.
The AGM is always a great opportunity to meet other landworkers from around the UK as well as finding out what we have been up to through the year, and having your say in what we will be up to over the coming year.
Thanks so much to everyone that participated in the post-Brexit British Agricultural Survey Consultation. A huge contribution of useful experiences and vital policy suggestions will now inform our detailed proposals for a post-Brexit Agricultual Policy. The experiences you (anonymously) shared will be used in documents and via social media to strengthen the case for a food and agricultural policy that works for us – ecological, community and socially motivated farmers. Quick Links Policy Priorities: A summary of proposals and ideas from the Land… (more…)
Please take 10-20 minutes to fill in this survey such that we can make the strongest possible case for a British Agricultural Policy that supports small scale, community and family farmers. Please respond by September 30th. Click here to take the survey Your input helps strengthen the case for real change in post-Brexit Agricultural Policy The task of creating a post-Brexit ‘British Agricultural Policy’ that supports producers, protects the environment and prioritizes access to healthy, nutritious food for all is a complex but… (more…)
The Open Food Network (OFN) has just launched in the UK and aims contribute to food sovereignty by supporting food producers and local food initiatives to thrive. We’re offering free support to Landworkers’ Alliance members to offer online direct sales to their customers. The Open Food Network aims to help producers and communities develop their local food enterprise by making it easy to offer online ordering to their customers. This could mean adding an online shop to an existing website,… (more…)
Are you a farmer, grower, agricultural worker, forester, fisher? Do you want to get involved in the European movement for food sovereignty? Do you want to go Cluj-Napoca, Romania on the 26-30 October 2016 to meet, socialise and strategise with 1000 other farmers and food sovereignty activists from around Europe? If so read more here…
The UK’s small-scale, ecological and family farms are at the heart of our rural culture and communities; they create employment, protect cherished landscapes and provide a huge amount of the food we eat. However, in the past, the UK’s farming strategies have undermined domestic production of healthy, affordable food and left many small farms unfairly disadvantaged in the market place.
The task of creating a post-Brexit ‘British Agricultural Policy’ that support producers, protects the environment and prioritizes access to healthy, nutritious food for all is a complex but essential one. It represents a great opportunity if the Government is ready to listen to the needs of all stakeholders and put in place a truly long-term plan for environmental, social and economic resilience.
In order to contribute to this debate, The Landworkers’ Alliance proposes 8 points that we believe must be integral to forthcoming policy. Over the next 6 months we will carry out an in-depth consultation among our members to draw up a more comprehensive policy proposal that addresses the needs of food producers in the UK. We will also work with other organizations to draw up a framework for a ‘Peoples’ Food Policy’ that can address the systemic inequalities and misguided policies currently afflicting the food and farming sectors.
Download ‘More Farmers, Better Food – A framework for British Agricultural Policy’ here:
It is with some concern that The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) looks forward at the possibilities for British food and agricultural policies post-Brexit. The task will require huge effort and ingenuity on behalf of political decision makers if it is to support producers, protect the environment and prioritize access to healthy, nutritious food for all.
As a national union of small-scale, traditional and family farmers, The Landworkers’ Alliance is determined to ensure that the voices of smaller-scale producers are included in post-Brexit policy.
Come one and all to the LWA Land Skills Day, held the day before the Green Scythe Fair on the same site.
The Landworkers’ Alliance will be hosting a variety of different workshops on land based skills throughout the day, and there will be music, food and a bar too…
Tickets for the event must be bought here and include workshops, lunch, dinner, music and entry to the Green Scythe Fair on the following day.
Below is a collection of resources and opinions that have been forwarded to The Landworkers’ Alliance in the lead up to the referendum, in no particular order. We would love to hear responses, debate, comment and opinion, as well as links to other resources you might have found. Please post them to our forum. Matt Lobley, Associate Professor in Rural Resource Management at the University of Exeter, shares his thoughts on the EU Referendum. The views expressed here are his own. Some… (more…)