The SERA Sunday Lunch Conversation: What should Labour fight for in food and farming?

SERA in association with Sustain, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) & the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE)

Catering kindly supported by The Land Workers' Alliance

*To RSVP for this event, sign-up via Eventbrite here*

The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, 2 Ship St
Sunday 24 September, 12:45 – 14:00

*This event takes place outside of the secure zones, and is therefore accessible to all, including those without a conference pass*

  • Sue Hayman MP 
    Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Jane Merrick (Chair)
    Co-Editor of the Spoon, political journalist and allotment blogger
  • Jake Sumner
    Co-Chair, SERA
  • Vicki Hird
    Farm Campaign Coordinator, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming
  • Belinda Gordon
    Head of Government and Rural Affairs, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England
  • Richard Benwell
    Head of Government Affairs, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

From the uncertain future of subsidies post-Brexit to the ever-delayed 25 year food and farming plan, the agricultural sector faces huge uncertainties over the next few years. But with a strong Opposition and a weak minority government, there is clearly a significant opportunity for Labour to shape the future of farming for the better.

This event will assess the major challenges facing food and farming in the UK today, and consider what sort of future for farming Labour should be fighting for. Key topics include: the role of trade and trade agreements, the need for a policy that’s fair to all farmers, and public payments for public good.

RSVP via Eventbrite here

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