We need a small farm future argues Chris Smaje

SmallFarmFuture229In this interview, Chris Smaje discusses his book ‘A Small Farm Future: making the case for a society built around local economies self-provisioning agricultural diversity and a shared earth’. He argues that multiple connected crises facing humanity require a rethink of farming models. We discuss the focus on cereals, the role of human labour and livestock, the disparity between urban and rural incomes and access to housing and land as well as the complexities involved in commons

If you want to hear more from Chris then he has a blog. You might also want to check out The Ecological Land Co-op, Flatpack Democracy, and the Land Workers’ Alliance 

About Geoff Tansey

I curate the Food Systems Academy, a free, on-line, open education resource to transform our food systems. I am also a member of the Food Ethics Council and chaired the independent Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, which reported in 2015.
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