A reminder to members that AIC, alongside Defra, will be hosting a webinar on the future of agricultural support payments in England, including Environmental Land Management (ELM) and Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) schemes on Friday 27th May 9.30 am to 11.00am.
After industry consultation over the last year, the Agricultural Industries Confederation has concluded that there is no current end market demand for a UK Gatekeeper Protocol for domestic combinable crops for feed and food, but that assurance scheme providers should continue to develop their schemes according to market needs.
The following documents have been prepared for this area:
Gatekeeper Protocol press release; Position Statement – Introduction of the Gatekeeper protocol into the UK; FAQ – Assessment of Gatekeeper protocol into the UK; Presentation – Assessment of AIC Gatekeeper protocol into the UK
Work was undertaken by the National Audit Office (NAO) to understand how three regulators; the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE), including the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) manged the transition period following EU Exit.