Brexit has highlighted the risk that rural areas are seen solely in terms of agriculture and the environment, writes Margaret Clark.
But that is an over-simplification, she argues.
Rural economies and communities are diverse and their needs must be addressed in Brexit negotiations and future policies, says Ms Clark.
These include rural services and facilities, affordable housing and support for rural businesses – not just agriculture.
Margaret Clarke chairs the Rural Coalition, a group of 12 rural organisations.
(Source: The Guardian)