Our Objectives

The key objective of the policy sector is to improve the competitive position of AIC member companies by influencing the development of policy at the England, UK and European level to promote productive agriculture, whilst at the same time protecting the environment.  Collaboration with industry stakeholders is a key focus of the work of the policy sector to communicate and develop best practice approaches, encourage innovation in research and development and build on models for knowledge exchange within the agricultural industry.


Our work and commitment in the policy sector provides members with a number of benefits including lobbying on key issues and the communication of pertinent information to ensure that members are aware of the latest policy developments such as changes to existing or new legislation.

Policy sector information includes:

  • the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • Climate Change
  • the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)
  • the Water Framework Directive (WFD)
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Latest news and briefings



Sustainability Roadmap

Agri-supply roadmap for a sustainable food chain.

Climate Change

Greenhouse gases are an inevitable consequence of food production, and the challenge of reducing them whilst increasing food production is huge.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD and its contribution towards sustainable growth, the economy and wider society are high on both the agricultural industry and government agenda.

Water Framework Directive

AIC has a well-established active role in helping to reduce the pressure of agricultural nutrients (nitrate and phosphorus) and crop protection products on the water environment.



The AIC Feed Sector consists of a number of committees. Each committee and working group has specific aims and objectives in line with the aims and objectives of the sector. The minutes of each committee and working group are published on the website so members can be fully involved in all of the technical discussions.



Upcoming events in the sector

16 November 2022

Agribusiness 2022

Mitigating disruptive shock waves on sustainable agri-food supply chains
Peterborough Conference

Trade Assurance Schemes

UFAS - Universal Feed Assurance Scheme

Provides an assurance system to ensure that feed destined for UK livestock meets safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.

FEMAS - Feed Materials Assurance Scheme

Provides an assurance system to ensure that feed ingredients destined for UK livestock meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.

TASCC - Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops

Provides an assurance system for the trading of combinable crops for food, feed and biofuel use, the trading of compound feed and feed materials and the transport and storage of combinable crops and animal feeds to meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.



AIC Head of Sustainability Policy

The AIC is recruiting for a Head of Sustainability Policy.  If you are excited about how UK agriculture will both contribute to feeding the nation at the same time as improving sustainability outcomes for the environment in its widest sense.  You enjoy working with business, government and civil society stakeholders to think creatively about how UK agriculture will contribute to a net zero economy then this could be the role for you.

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