Policy paper

Future of farming review: 2013 report

The review examined the barriers and opportunities for new entrants entering and building successful careers in farming.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Future of farming review

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Annex A: Organisations that responded to ‘Call for Views’ or provided evidence

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Annex B: Young farmers survey

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Annex C: Initiative map

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Annex D: Review response to Department of Education 2014 curriculum consultation

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Details

The industry led review was announced by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food in January 2013 and is led by David Fursdon, Chair of South West Rural Farming Network.

The review group engaged with a number of organisations and individuals. This report sets out the early conclusions of the review group and makes recommendations in the following themes:

  • improving education and skills development
  • routes into the industry
  • ensuring affordable housing for farmers in rural areas
  • succession and exit from the industry
  • ways to access finance
  • changes to the legislative framework to help progression through the sector

The review group will discuss their findings with the Minister of State and work with organisations in the farming industry to take forward the recommendations.

Published 9 July 2013
Last updated 12 July 2013 + show all updates
  1. Replaced annex b.
  2. First published.