A common means of measuring the sustainability of agricultural inputs, farming systems and supply chains is essential to reduce confusion and inertia and to create a level playing for all parties involved.
Members will be aware from previous member briefings (attach or give numbers) that the Plastic Packaging Tax is due to come into force from 1 April 2022. HMRC have produced a webinar and number of pieces of guidance that are accessible to members.
Following on from member briefing 2021-0147, the Countryside COP is now live.
As part of this week long event, AIC will be hosting our own event on Thursday 14th @ 1pm, entitled 'Agri-supply industry on the case to net zero'. The target audience is our stakeholders although members can also register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CuDGNakTSGi7yXXUrn4pvg
The UK and European feed industries' response to environmental concerns are set out in the AIC Roadmap - Agri-supply roadmap for a sustainable food chain; FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter 2030; AIC respond to Government's "Due diligence on forest risk commodities' consultation.
In June 2020, 40 key stakeholders from across the UK meat production and supply chain, including AIC came together, facilitated by WRAP's Courtauld Commitment, to pledge to help make the UK meat industry one of the most efficient and sustainable in the world.
The Crop It Like It's Hot Podcast about future policy impacts on crop nutrition. Speaking to the show’s host Alice Dyer, Jane outlined where crop nutrition can go within the context of the Clean Air Strategy, the consultation on urea and the new Sustainable Farming Incentive in England.
The UK government, a signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests and the Amsterdam Declarations, is strongly committed to supporting a transition to sustainable supply chains for agricultural commodities which are currently associated with deforestation in developing countries.