Agroecology – How food production can be part of the Solution, with Ruth Hancock

Sunday 8th October 2023 3:00PM – 3:00PM
Location/Venue: Parish Church Sidmouth EX10 8LG

Done right, food production can help tackle the climate crisis, rather than add to it.

Agroecology focusses on producing good nutrition for people, whilst enhancing biodiversity, and reducing and in some cases negating carbon emissions.

In this talk Ruth will look at the practical and political implications of the food production and farming methodologies that we need to transition towards, to feed us well into the future. 

Ruth Hancock is a first generation farmer from East Devon. Having studied conventional agriculture in the early nineties, she decided to pursue a different, more regenerative approach to food production and land use. She is the co owner manager of Fresh and Green Vegetables – a local veg-box scheme in the Otter Valley that has now been in operation for twenty years.

For the past seven years she has been a representative of The Landworkers Alliance, a grassroots union that promotes a just and sustainable future for food and land use.