The Living Land sets out a new 'stakeholder' vision for rural regeneration in Europe. It integrates three themes: sustainable agriculture, localized food systems and rural community development. All three offer ways of rebuilding natural and social capital, and a large 'sustainability dividend' is waiting to be released from current practices, creating more jobs, more wealth and better lives from less.
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‘Marshals the medical, social and economic arguments for a more sustainable agricultural policy.’
‘Well-documented, coherently-argued and free of romantic rural mythology.’
Times Higher Educational Supplement
‘An ambitious book with a vision that could benefit wildlife, strengthen rural communities, create jobs, improve food quality and reduce pollution.’