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Agri-Brexit Coalition prepares to play its part for the future of UK food and farming

29 March 2017

With Article 50 now formally triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May, the Agri-Brexit Coalition looks forward to playing an active and informed role in helping Government achieve its objective of the best deal for the UK and the industry to meet opportunities and challenges.

"With the combined knowledge brought by all our member organisations, we have one of the largest pools of expertise in farm research, implementation and trade marketing. What's more we deliver that knowledge in practical ways to farms and agribusiness every day ," said Coalition Coordinator David Caffall.  "Making that expertise available to government as negotiations progress will help us achieve that best deal outcome."
The Agri-Brexit Coalition, founded by eight organisations and trade associations involved in agribusiness, brings together the expertise of this particular sector of UK agriculture plc as negotiations on Brexit progress.

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Issued by
Geoff Dodgson, Dodgson Consulting
Email: geoff@dodgson.info
Mobile: 07710 379561

NOTES FOR EDITORS

The Agri-Brexit Coalition comprises:

The Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) is a trade association representing manufacturers and importers of agricultural machinery and outdoor equipment (horticulture, professional and leisure grass care, and forestry).
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has over 260 Members in the agri-supply trade and represents £8.0 billion turnover at farmgate. It represents a number of sectors within the agrisupply sector including: Animal Feed; Crop Protection and Agronomy; Fertilisers; Grain and Oilseeds; Seed.

The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) represents the companies breeding and marketing agricultural and horticultural crop varieties in the UK. BSPB is the plant breeding industry's licensing and royalty collection agency, organises statutory and non-statutory crop variety trials and represents the broad interests of its members to support them in their delivery of plant breeding innovation.

The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) is a specialist professional body representing, qualifying and briefing over 2800 members practising in a diverse range of agricultural and rural work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Crop Protection Association (CPA) is a key voice of the UK Plant Science Industry. We promote the role of modern plant science in safeguarding our food supply from seed to shelf. Our members are involved in the development and manufacture of a wide range of plant science technologies which are of crucial importance to the cultivation and protection of food crops, protecting our gardens, woodlands, infrastructure and public places
The Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) is an international trade association with over 1500 members in 89 countries. Our aim is to promote international trade in agricultural commodities, spices and general produce, and to protect our members' interests worldwide.

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) represents contractors in the UK who supply all types of land-based services to farmers, government, local authorities, sports and recreational facilities.
The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) represents the UK animal medicines industry. Its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.