Farmers make voices heard in new video series

The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) has launched a campaign to highlight the challenges faced by farmers in the current climate.

The new #FarmingVoices series asks farmers what they really think about food, health, nature and climate, and the challenges facing the farming community.

In less than 10 days, the films have been watched more than 50,000 times.

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In the first film, Harriet Bell, Patrick Holden, Helen Browning, Gavin Lane, Nic Renison, David Hill, Debbie Wilkins and John Cherry discuss the work they do – and why farming is often about so much more than producing food.

In the second film, the farmers share their perspectives on what real food security means to them and why resilience is so important.

The series launch was timed to coincide with last week’s second Farm to Fork Summit at Downing Street, and in the wake of figures from the NFU showing that farmer confidence is at an all-time low.

The film reflects the message that the non-profit FFCC hears from farmers all the time: with the right support, farmers can be a force for change, tackling issues such as health, the economy and climate that are at the top of the policy agenda.

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