15 Jul 2021

Statement from the AIC on the release of the National Food Strategy report

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) welcomes the release of the National Food Strategy. It contains a number of fundamental challenges posed towards our food and agricultural systems, which UK agri-supply businesses are addressing in many ways.

It is encouraging that the Strategy recognises the need for a competitive domestic agricultural industry. From improving on-farm nutrient management, Integrated Pest Management, livestock feed efficiency and research and development, AIC members look forward to working with Government to ensure this competitive position can be achieved.

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About AIC

AIC is the UK trade association representing the agricultural supply chain sectors of Arable Marketing, Crop Protection and Agronomy, Feed, Fertiliser and Seeds, since its inception in 2003. In all, AIC represents members responsible for some £9 billion of farm trade. A significant part of its work is political lobbying and influencing as well as supporting members with technical information.

AIC Services, which is the professional services arm of AIC manages a range of services, including Assurance Schemes recognised by UK government as essential tools to underpin feed & food safety alongside fertiliser security.  Currently these include:

TASCC

Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops

FEMAS

Feed Materials Assurance Scheme

UFAS

Universal Feed Assurance Scheme

ESTA

European Seed Treatment Assurance

FIAS

Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

FAR

Feed Adviser Register

RED

Renewable Energy Directive

FAA

Forage Assurance Scheme

APOCS

AIC Services Palm Oil Credit Scheme

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