Country Trust submits further evidence to EFRA on COVID-19 and Food Supply
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee is following up on its inquiry into COVID-19 and food supply to understand the impact of the new lockdown and whether lessons have been learnt since last Spring and the Committee's report in July 2020.
A cross-party Committee invited The Country Trust to submit evidence again, having contributed to the inquiry last spring (read more). At that time, we urged government to ensure that high quality food, farming, and countryside education was part of a programme of measures to ensure we were all more resilient in any future crisis.
This time we are urging government to:
· take a joined-up approach to tackling food security, health inequalities, wellbeing and the climate emergency
· develop a national plan involving local authorities and civil societies in delivering ‘place-based’ strategies
· reset education to include the most important issues of our lives and our time as core. This should include first-hand experience of climate change in relation to food production, land management our own health and the health of the planet.
Read the full report here.