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Latest Episode1/12/2021

Talking headlines: gene-edited crops, the Big Farming Survey, and charity funding gaps

Season 1, Ep. 40
The COVID pandemic has seen charities across the country face urgent funding crisis with many having to shut down, but farming charities have continued to offer their vital service to farming families in need of support. Their work is critical in supporting the farming industry, but how are these charities coping?This week on Over The Farm Gate, farming charities Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and Addington Fund talk about how they are negotiating major funding gaps left by the COVID pandemic and the challenges that Brexit has brought on for both their organisations and the people they support.RABI also discuss the ‘Big Farming Survey’- its most ambitious survey in England and Wales to identify how challenges within the sector are impacting people’s physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the health of farming businesses.Then in light of the new government announcement looking at the prospect of allowing gene-edited crops to be grown in the UK, we speak to Professor Johnathan Napier of Rothamsted Research to find out how farmers can benefit from better-performing crops and how they can help the industry adapt to climate change.LinksTake part in the Big Farming Survey now: https://rabi.org.uk/BigFarmingSurvey/Farming help from the Addington Fund - get support or support their work now: https://www.addingtonfund.org.uk/Our take on gene editing: https://www.fginsight.com/news/gene-editing-could-unlock-benefits-for-livestock-sectors-say-industry-bodies-115909Learn more about Professor Johnathan Napier of Rothamsted Research: https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/our-people/johnathan-napier
1/12/2021

Talking headlines: gene-edited crops, the Big Farming Survey, and charity funding gaps

Season 1, Ep. 40
The COVID pandemic has seen charities across the country face urgent funding crisis with many having to shut down, but farming charities have continued to offer their vital service to farming families in need of support. Their work is critical in supporting the farming industry, but how are these charities coping?This week on Over The Farm Gate, farming charities Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and Addington Fund talk about how they are negotiating major funding gaps left by the COVID pandemic and the challenges that Brexit has brought on for both their organisations and the people they support.RABI also discuss the ‘Big Farming Survey’- its most ambitious survey in England and Wales to identify how challenges within the sector are impacting people’s physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the health of farming businesses.Then in light of the new government announcement looking at the prospect of allowing gene-edited crops to be grown in the UK, we speak to Professor Johnathan Napier of Rothamsted Research to find out how farmers can benefit from better-performing crops and how they can help the industry adapt to climate change.LinksTake part in the Big Farming Survey now: https://rabi.org.uk/BigFarmingSurvey/Farming help from the Addington Fund - get support or support their work now: https://www.addingtonfund.org.uk/Our take on gene editing: https://www.fginsight.com/news/gene-editing-could-unlock-benefits-for-livestock-sectors-say-industry-bodies-115909Learn more about Professor Johnathan Napier of Rothamsted Research: https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/our-people/johnathan-napier