Landworkers' Alliance Press Release- Farmers welcome dismissal of Owen Patterson

Adam AdamPayne_5 at
Tue Jul 15 18:39:52 BST 2014

Find attached the latest press release from the Landworkers' Alliance.
Farmers Welcome Dismissal of Owen Paterson.
For Immediate Release – 15/07/20147


and growers from the Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) welcome the dismissal of Owen
Paterson from the position of Environment Secretary. 

Jones, a farmer and member of the Landworkers’ Alliance said “It is relieving that Owen
Paterson has been removed from office. His unashamed focus on corporate
agribusiness over the needs of farmers and the environment has been costly to
good food and farming. We hope that his successor Liz Truss will put the
environment back in Environment Secretary, and stand up to the corporate
interests who will try to lead her away from environmental concerns and the
needs of farmers. 

added “Ecological land use and properly funded small farms hold the key to
dealing with the multiple issues of climate chaos, food security and rural
unemployment. The Landworkers’ Alliance
looks forward to meeting Liz Truss and discussing how she will work with us to
mainstream the solutions that our members are already putting in place.”

Landworkers’ Alliance hopes to work with Liz Truss to create supportive policy
for agro-ecological farming and to level the playing field for small-scale food
producers who often receive little or no financial support from the Common
Agricultural Policy (CAP) despite providing high yields of quality food, and
high levels of employment, per unit land area, alongside countless social and
community benefits. 

Landworkers’ Alliance
also hopes to work with the new Environment Sectary to simplify planning, waste
and food hygiene regulations to make them appropriate to small scale producers
as well as finding ways to support the numerous young people who want to set up
new farming enterprises, but face significant obstacles to doing so.

The LWA is a member of the
international peasant farming movement La Via Campesina which represents 200
million small-scale producers around the world. We campaign for the rights of
small-scale producers and lobby the UK government and European
parliament for policies that support the infrastructure and markets central to
our livelihoods.

Press Contact
Jyoti Fernandes: 07875 849754

e:LWApress at


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