Farm advice can drive productivity: 14 August 2018
Joining the knowledge chain from basic research to advice tailored to individual farms is key to improving UK farm productivity, explains AIC Chief Executive Robert Sheasby
Agri-Brexit Coalition – Review and Future Plans: 8 August 2018
The eight trade association members of the Agri-Brexit Coalition met at the AIC office on Monday August 6th, to review progress to date and make detailed plans for the autumn programme.
The opportunities for British agriculture post-Brexit will be top of the agenda for this year's Agribusiness conference organised by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC). The conference, to be held on November 14th at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, takes the theme of 'Creating a resilient UK Agri-food supply chain.'
With so much uncertainty surrounding what Brexit means, UK agribusinesses are already moving operations out of Britain and others are taking irreversible decisions on business location and investment, a workshop organised in London by the Agri-Brexit Coalition heard recently.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has welcomed the news that China is lifting its export ban on British beef as a result of demonstrating the level of assurance that exists across the supply chain.
The UK Former Foodstuffs Processing Association (UKFFPA) has welcomed the revised European Waste Framework Directive, which clarifies the situation on the status of former foodstuff. The new directive includes an exclusion for substances destined for use as feed materials, as called for by EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association).
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With wide backing, a new initiative for Soil Health is bringing together scientists, academics, industry, farm advisers and farming bodies including the Agricultural Industries Confederation to take a long-term approach to understanding and improving the health of soils across UK farmland for generations to come.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has expressed disappointment at the ruling given by the European General Court that has rejected industry evidence that the European Commission decision to restrict certain uses of three neonicotinoids did not have a legal basis.
AIC response to Defra Command Paper: Environmental enhancement must be coupled with agricultural production and support for innovation: 8 May 2018
In its response to the Command Paper: Health and Harmony, the Agricultural Industries Confederation welcomes the level of aspiration but calls for government to balance the paper's drive for environmental enhancement against an equal drive for agricultural production and innovation.