Last week the inaugural Henry Plumb Lecture took place at the Royal Society in London, during which Ivan Rogers, the former UK permanent representative to the European Union, spoke to farm leaders and other farming sector representatives about the negotiations and life after Brexit. To say that his words didn't foster much optimism is the … Continue reading ”No deal would be a very bad deal indeed”: some words on Brexit and Farmers.
Farm Safety Week might have been last week, but it's important to make sure it remains in the spotlight. Farm Safety Week is an initiative originally launched back in 2013 to raise awareness of the fact that agriculture has the poorest record when it comes to workplace fatalities. The farming environment is full of risks … Continue reading Keep Farm Safety in the Spotlight
Today is 'World Environment Day', the UN's way of reminding us that we should be aware of environmental issues and be activists for the natural world, not just passive observers. It has been held on 5th June since 1974 and is now marked in 143 countries across the world. Every year there is a different … Continue reading World Environment Day
Whenever there is news reported about Africa in the west it tends to be bad news. I therefore don't really relish writing this article. I'm following the trend. However, what amazes me is that apart from an article in the FT and in The Independent the mainstream media [I accept that the Ugandan Independent isn't 'mainstream' in … Continue reading African Continent Faces the ArmyWorm
With a fortnight's worth of guest posts now over it certainly seems a while since I wrote something on the blog myself. I want to thank all of the contributors who wrote for the marine series, and I hope that you have enjoyed reading their posts as much as I have. It is easy to … Continue reading A busy month