Country Life at the CLA Game Fair

The CLA Game Fair 2010 will be held at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, Friday 23 – Sunday 25 July. Held annually at prestigious country estates in England, The Game Fair covers all country sports, rural interests – both business and leisure – and brings together over 136,000 like minded people. With international championships, particularly fishing and gundogs, and the only location where visitors will find all the English gunmakers exhibiting, The Game Fair uniquely attracts country sport enthusiasts from all around the world – the Country Life stand can be found at P1318.

Each year The Game Fair grows and develops to ensure that all aspects of the countryside and rural pursuits are included. Over and beyond the UK’s greatest exhibitions for shooting, fishing, gundogs, falconry, gamekeepers and Estate Management, and ferreting, the show has developed to encompass all aspects of country life. ‘Hooked on Horses’, the ‘Totally Food Show’ (promoting local and regional producers), ‘Elegant Gardens’ and ‘Active Countryside for all’ have all developed over the last 5 years to become significant show areas with displays, demonstrations, theatres, mini rings and, as with the traditional areas of the show, numerous have a go activities.

All the major areas of the show have their own specialist stands while there are extensive general shopping rows to explore – in short The Game Fair remains unrivalled with over 900 shopping opportunities.

Also, don’t miss the Country Life Debate, to be held at 3.30pm, on Friday July 23 in the Game Fair Theatre.

COUNTRY LIFE DEBATE: Does Britain Need Farmers?

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Does Britain Need Farmers? Has traditional agriculture had its time? Should our land be put to other uses now that food can be produced more cheaply elsewhere? Or does the need for food security mean that we need our farmers to be as productive as ever?  

Are farmers the best conservationists or would our countryside slide into an unmanaged chaos without the skills and motivation of those who have worked it for generations?

Country Life is playing devil’s advocate to make us think about what we want and expect from our land, how our country will cope with its increasing population and who the right people are to manage one of the globe’s greatest natural assets. If you believe that what happens to the land beneath you, make time to come and listen to Lady Apsley, London Women’s Food and Farming Union’s spokeswoman; Adam Henson, presenter of the BBC’s Countryfile programme; the Right Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, one time Conservative Party Vice-Chairman, former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and then Secretary of State for the Environment; and Sandra Bell, senior farming campaigner for Friends of the Earth

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