N8 AgriFood academics at the University of Sheffield, have published a White Paper – Engaging ‘harder to reach’ farmers: the roles and needs of skilled intermediaries. The report presents the findings of research led by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the University of Reading, carried out in 2020 & 2021, which focused on engaging ‘harder to reach’ (HTR) farmers in policy design and delivery. In June 2021, Dr Ruth Little, from Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food gave evidence from the White Paper to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee as part of its inquiry into Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition. Dr Little had previously given evidence to the given to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee in November 2020 as part of its inquiry on Biodiversity and Ecosystems. Her recommendations were published in the Committee’s June 2021 Report; Biodiversity in the UK: bloom or bust.