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.

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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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