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Farming and food

Farming and food

In Dorset CPRE’s campaigning, our main concern is with factors that influence the beauty and diversity of our countryside, and the health of rural communities. We are deeply concerned to support farmers, for without a prosperous farming sector there is little hope that the countryside will be well maintained. We strongly support local foods, which are good for farmers, consumers and the countryside.

Farming

We support sustainable farming and outdoor livestock production, as the best way to maintain a beautiful, living, working countryside, diverse in wildlife.

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Local foods

Most of our food comes from the big supermarket chains, which sell very little locally produced food. Buying locally produced food helps shoppers make a connection with farmers, is good for the environment and creates jobs within communities.

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Sunset casts its magic over irises and foxgloves in Ringstead