Milk, India’s Cotton, and a World Economy Disastrously Off-Course
Colin Tudge argues that to solve the problems of Britain’s dairy farmers – indeed of all farmers – we must dig deep and go on digging; and cannot rely on the world’s present leaders.
Micro-dairies: Today – eccentric. Tomorrow – the norm
The following, first posted in 2017, was and is a general intro to the idea of micro-dairies. It was written for the excellent soon-to-be-launched on-line magazine/website Nourish, based in Brazil. But it was prompted by a two-day meeting at Monkton Wyld in Dorset, organized by Simon Fairlie, micro-dairy farmer and editor of The Land, which for everyone interested in farming, or trying to make sense of the state of the world, is essential reading. The article is now five years old but the general message is still relevant.
Brexit and after: that was the revolution that was
Colin Tudge proposes a way forward which is, of course, a million miles from what our new government has in mind.
Inequality and the Price of Food
Oxfam told the World Economic Forum in Davos that tax havens are largely to blame for the vast gap between rich and poor. But the problem runs deeper, says Colin Tudge. We have to think again from first principles.
Farming needs entrepreneurs – but beware!
Colin Tudge questions the wisdom of a new report on entrepreneurship.
We can’t control floods – or drought! – unless we involve the farmers
— and that needs a government that governs.
How farming can lead the world out of its present mess
How do we solve the dilemma – that machines make life easier, which is good, but also put people out of work, which isn’t? Colin Tudge suggests that farming at least can resolve the issue – which surely has relevance for everything else that we do.
The Key Ideas of Enlightened Agriculture (with a passing reference to Ancient China)
Colin Tudge asks why we fail to adopt the simple and established ideas that could solve all the world’s food problems – starting with the need to raise the status of farming and farmers.
A National Agricultural Policy
An open letter from Colin Tudge urging all political parties to start taking farming seriously before the next election.
Is Agroecology natural? Is natural good?
Colin Tudge argues in the teeth of learned objections that the answer to both questions is “Yes”