Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Field Guide for the Future

Change is happening now. Explore the exciting projects happening across the country and contribute new ones.


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Showing innovative practice and stories of change – the future is here.

Documenting the ways in which people and communities are responding to Covid-19.


A place for stories, sharing and practical advice. We first published the Field Guide for the Future in print to accompany our final phase one report.

We showed how farmers, food producers and public organisations are making health central to their work. We showed how environmentalists, farmers and local communities are exploring together how to shape a landscape that meets many needs. And we showed how communities in the countryside are finding ways to flourish through creative and purposeful work together.

And now, in this online version, we will continue showing these changes. We hope it becomes a place to drop in for inspiration and to see what’s happening near you and further afield. The future, happening now.

Contribute a Field Guide for the Future story

We’re looking for stories of doing things differently. What worked well and why? Was this surprising? If you’re a farmer, this might be innovative new practices to restore biodiversity. Whatever story you have to tell, we’d love to hear from you.

Contribute a Road to Renewal story

Has your business or community has changed and adapted in response to Covid-19? Tell us how, and what will you need long term. We want to hear what’s important to you – what you want us to know.