The government promises a 'brighter future for farming'. This should apply to the Upland areas.
Farms here have evolved to provide a lot more than the traditional food, fibre and water. This means a new approach to land management is essential if these areas are to have real social value, argues DR LOIS MANSFIELD
The British Ecological Society's Agricultural Ecology Group this week releases its recommendations for the future of farming as the UK plans to exit the European Union. It found significant common ground between ecologists and agriculturists. STEVE PEEL reports