Chaired by Caz Graham from BBC Farming Today, the agenda also boasts a collection of impressive speakers ranging from Defra’s Minister of State for Agriculture Victoria Prentis and Minette Batters, NFU President to Kate Hofman, Co-Founder of GrowUp Urban Farms and Fiona Smith, Law Professor at University of Leeds.
The AIC has submitted its response to the Government’s consultation entitled Due diligence on forest risk commodities. The consultation considers whether the Government should introduce legislation that would require a ‘small number of larger businesses’ to guarantee that commodities that can be responsible for deforestation have been produced legally, in accordance with relevant, local laws.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) is delighted to share this vision of a roadmap for a sustainable food chain which has been written in consultation with the industry and stakeholders. We welcome the opportunity to develop our work with politicians and policy makers in Cardiff, Holyrood, Stormont and Westminster.
Sustainability is an increasingly important item on AIC’s agenda as the sustainability of the entire food supply chain attracts greater attention from NGOs, retailers and Governments, with deforestation in relation to soya being given particular focus.