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'Agriculture has been catapulted into the limelight and blamed for so many of the world’s issues'

Eat Farm Now is a new digital platform that puts the world’s best podcasts, blogs and videos created by farmers and others throughout the food chain, all together in one place. Will Evans, co-founder of the new site, tells us more.

There is no doubt the world is interested in agriculture in some way, shape or form, and there is no time like the present to showcase the best of the industry.

 

Whether you’re a farmer who wants to pick up technical tips from peers, a non- farmer interested in where your food comes from, or someone who wants to know about the big issues in food, Eat Farm Now is the place for you.

 

The site gives content creators, from writers and photographers to podcasters, bloggers and vloggers, the chance to showcase their stories and perspectives of farming from around the globe.

 

Over the past 15 years or so, agriculture has been catapulted into the limelight and blamed for so many of the world’s issues such as population growth, urbanisation and climate change.

 

The issues facing our food system have become mainstream and the appetite to know more about food, where it comes from, and the increasingly exciting innovations and science involved, has exploded. But the initiatives to connect and communicate within agriculture, and indeed to increase awareness of farming amongst consumers, has not kept up with this demand.

 

In that space, talented content creators have sprung up on main-stream social media channels. They have quickly attracted healthy follower numbers, demonstrating a real appetite for well-produced and interesting content about food and farming. But alongside have sprung anti-farming bloggers and voices too.

 

On Eat Farm Now, we will spark relevant conversations, connect farmers to each other as well as the public and use the latest technologies to showcase farming as the modern, diverse and global industry it is. This has been the driving force behind the initiative.

 

Quite simply, we are offering real, on-the-ground, muddy-boots content, captured from around the globe and straight from the people working in the world’s fields, barns, plantations, kitchens and markets.

 

If you’re producing any kind of farming or food related digital content, and would like us to help get it out to a wider audience, or if you’d like some help getting started with telling your own story, please get in touch with will@eatfarmnow.com or jez@eatfarmnow.com

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