FCRN advisory board member Vicki Hird MSC FRES RSA is a food, farming and environmental professional with 25 years’ experience in research, policy advocacy and campaigning with some great wins, some moderate successes, some useful failures, many reports and a book on food and farming policy. She started out studying slime mould ecology and agricultural pest control but got sidetracked…
By Vicki Hird, Open Democracy
As one of the most complex, costly, and widely disliked common EU policies, Brexit presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to end some of the absurdities and harm of the CAP – a system which has failed to support farms effectively, failed to stem the huge loss of farm diversity and failed to protect wildlife and services such as flood mitigation.
By Vicki Hird, Food Climate Research Network
A trade treaty between the US and EU, which represents around a third of global trade, should be big news. And rightly so.