Hello and welcome to our March Newsletter!
Welcome to long time readers and the significant numbers who have joined up in January and February. We've a new look to this newsletter and a new focus in our communications.
For 2016, we've started to focus on generating deeper exchanges via debates. We'll still have plenty of one off articles focused on our core areas, but we are also really delving into topics in detail, with a number of apt contributions for each debate. Key organisations and informed individuals have already started to contribute. See later on in this newsletter for our first one, the #LivestockDebate. All our favorite topics areas - like CAP
- will provide fodder for this new approach to how we interact with our community.
Since our last newsletter we've been on the streets - at Wir Haben Es Satt 2016
(check out the audio!) and over at COP21 in Paris for the climate change talks. If you fancy a long read, one that really opens up on what it was like to be on the ground in state-of-emergency France over those momentous days, try this for size
! Storytelling with the full range of audio visual props.
Farmers have hit the streets too with the dairy crisis enduring and Commissioner Hogan under pressure: we've a dedicated series on this
We noticed that soil
has become a really regular topic for us in recent times - we just can't get enough of that mucky, dirty stuff of life! Hopefully you find it as enchanting and exciting as we do.
But that's not the only topic that reeled us in of late. Here's a selection of our favourites:
Do pop over
to see some of the new sections on our website - our topics keep expanding, we've a dedicated video channel now, and you'll find every newsletter
since 2011, plus a full article archive
stretching back all the way to 2010. Its quite a compendium. And don't forget - our social media voice keeps getting louder and more engaged. So join us for a chat there too, on twitter
. We're there around the clock to help break as much news as we can for you via social media.
Enjoy! And why not get involved and active in making food, farming and the rural space better - if you have article or topic ideas, or if you'd like to contribute, do get in touch.
Dr. Oliver Moore and Luise KÃ¶rner (Communications Team, ARC2020)