22 Jul 2020
by Jane Salter

A Roadmap for a Sustainable Food Chain


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.

AIC is the trade association representing the agri-supply trade in the UK, which provides UK farmers with seed, fertiliser, animal feed, crop protection and crop marketing. Our members’ businesses represent the foundation from which the UK agricultural and food sector operates. From supplying inputs to enabling trade in commodities, our industry makes it happen.

Over the last 12 months we have developed a “sustainability roadmap” in response to the urgent need to transform our economy and respond to the growing political and public interest in sustainability. This roadmap will evolve over time and sets out how the agri-supply trade will contribute to meeting governmental legal targets for a net carbon zero economy, while improving productivity, the environment and importantly, delivering on seven of the UN sustainability goals.

Our members have made significant progress in this area over the last 30 years. Now we are ready to set new ambitions and a direction of travel to support the step change in activity required, to transition to a reduced emission economy and, alongside our partners, deliver an increasingly sustainable food chain for the UK.

In the coming months we will seek to engage with all interested parties and would welcome any initial feedback you may have via email: [email protected]

As we continue our work, further information will be made available at aic roadmaps

Yours faithfully

Robert Sheasby - Chief Executive

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Jane Salter

Jane Salter

Head of Environment Policy, AIC

Jane Salter , Head of Environment Policy, is based at the AIC Head Office, Peterborough and is responsible for management and co-ordination of agriculture and environmental matters for the fertiliser sector, and AIC's Cross Sector environmental matters.

Previous to her role with AIC, Jane gained a Bsc (Hons) in Crop Technology and Resource Management (Bath, Cirencester). She joined the Fertiliser Manufacturers Association in 1994, taking several roles, in agriculture and communications and as deputy director general, up until the creation of AIC in 2003.

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