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Real Farming Trust

The Real Farming Trust (RFT) is a UK charity that supports enlightened agriculture – farming that provides good food for everyone forever, without cruelty or injustice and without adversely affecting other people and the biosphere.

Enlightened Agriculture (aka ‘Real Farming’) is based on three key concepts: (1) agroecology, where individual farms are conceived as ecosystems, and agriculture as a whole is seen as a key component of the biosphere; (2) economic democracy, in practice rooted primarily in small to medium-sized enterprises that are generally conceived as social enterprises and are often cooperative in nature and community-owned; and (3) food sovereignty, the idea that individuals and communities everywhere must have control over their own food supply.

History and mission Legal status Activities Results so far Further resources
UK / Focus on Scotland


Other members
In United Kingdom
> Biodynamic Land Trust
> Soil Association

> De Landgenoten
> Terre-en-vue
> BioBoden Genossenschaft
> Kulturland eG
> Regionalwert AG
> Terre de liens
> Rurbans - School of Shepherds
> Terra franca
> Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori
> Eco Ruralis
> Nadace Pro půdu (NPP)