Taking lessons from Wales, a small country, we discuss how significant changes can come about from making changes on the local level. Jane Davidson, architect of the Future Generations Act in Wales, author of #futuregen and a smallholder discusses sustainability, farming politics and how to make change happen with Chris Smaje, author of A Small Farm Future.
This episode has been produced with generous sponsorship from Chelsea Green Publishing
Chris Smaje is a small-scale farmer and writer based in Somerset, and is currently a director of the Ecological Land Co-op. Previously he was a university-based social scientist. Chris is the author of A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth (Chelsea Green, 2020). He blogs at www.smallfarmfuture.org.uk.
Jane Davidson is the author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country and Chair of the Wales Inquiry for the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission. As Welsh Government Environment Minister, she proposed a law to protect future generations: the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act came into law in 2015.