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A Questionnaire about the importance of agricultural research designed to support smallholder / family farming.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION : A REVIEW OF THE ROLE OF FAMILY FARMING, KEY CHALLENGES
AND PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE

The European Commission has started a public consultation on family faming. The questionnaire is available in numerous languages; you can choose at the
top right-hand corner of the screen. The consultation goes until 26 Sept 2013.

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Soil Association Future growers meeting

Meet our Future Growers field trip in West Wales The Soil Associations Future Growers will be in West Wales from 16-18 August for one of their field trips. We are using this weekend to invite organic growers to meet current and potential trainees and apprentices at a BBQ at Bwlchwernen Farm from 7.00pm on 17 August 2013.   The Future Growers scheme now offers 6 month placements allowing growers to take on trainees as seasonal workers.

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Why WWOOF???

A really lovely video featuring the voices (and faces) of the coordinators of various european WWOOF organisations taken during a recent meeting hosted in Portugal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PvNMBkU06A

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The new CAP deal - A round up of news from The UK Food Group

The UK Food Group (UKFG) is the principal UK network for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on global food and agriculture issues. Our vision is a world with a more just, sustainable and fairer food system in which hunger has been eradicated, equity realised and the environment restored.

http://www.ukfg.org.uk/

The EU reached a compromise deal on CAP yesterday. Below some immediate civil society reactions, along with the official summaries from the EU and a few links to media articles.

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