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Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

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2.2 million total views for content created by the Land Unlocked programme.

The Food Farming and Countryside Commission helps to shape a new and shared version of a more sustainable future for the food system. Their work concentrates on the important and fundamentally interconnected issues: food security and public health; farming and land use; financing a just transition and flourishing rural economies, the climate and nature.

The Land Unlocked programme was designed to bring the actions of citizens in front of leaders heading to COP26, working closely with partner organisations to amplify their work. Activity included:

  • Land Unlocked Bike Tour: encouraged by partners to capture stories of change and bring them to COP26, the FFCC team travelled around the country on bikes to meet farmers, activists, community food workers and more. They worked closely with the Soil Association, Sustainable Food Trust and others to showcase their work and grow the network.
  • Land Unlocked film: a short film of the bike tour was created and showcased by partners at COP26
  • Land Unlocked podcasts: leading figures, including Tim Jackson and Emma Howard-Boyd spoke about global leadership, corporate power, environmental risks and more, drawing thousands of listeners.
  • Briefings to parliamentarians ahead of COP26 focused on key themes and centred around a Land Unlocked ‘hub’ on the FFCC website – featuring articles and blogs by Baroness Young and others
  • Co-ordinated a joint letter to government from the Chief Executives and Chairs of National Trust, Soil Association, Sustainable Food Trust, RSPB, WWF and FFCC outlining five no regrets actions that governments could take during its ‘Year of Climate Action’.