Beyond the farmgate

Unlocking the path to farmer-focused supply chains and climate-friendly, agroecological food systems. Produced by Susain, October 2021.

The evidence is clear that the current food system, and specifically the infrastructure and supply chains that serve it, are not fit for farming or consumers. Currently, infrastructure like grading, storage, processing, packaging, distribution and trading of food is highly centralised, large-scale and suited to complex, opaque and long-distance supply chains. The current food system is a driving force for dangerous climate change, nature loss and societal inequality.

With the market researcher Agrismart, the Sustain Alliance has explored how 500 farmers from across England and Wales feel about these issues.

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