An unsafe distance

An unsafe distance. An examination of relations between governments and farmers, Christopher Jones MBE, with Dan Taylor and Ivor McDonald, Agriculture and Theology Project, 2011.


This booklet reviews farming-government relationships in historical context, with particular reference to the UK but also drawing on international case study material. It argues that these relationships reached an all-time low during the past decade. The urgent issue of climate change and its inter-relationships with farming offers both impetus and wide reasons for striving to improve farmer-government relations. The paper concludes with pointers on how this might be achieved.

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