AIC policy work falls into two main categories, environmental policy and external policy, covering a range of issues from future farming, innovation and productivity to agri-climate and food chain sustainability.
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.
Following the announcement on the 21st September that the UK Coronavirus Alert Level had been increased from three to four, AIC in consultation with the audit and certification bodies has decided to pause on site audits across all schemes with immediate effect until further notice.
Background | In August, Defra launched a consultation on whether the Government should introduce a new law designed to prevent forests and other important natural areas from being illegally converted into agricultural land.
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.
A dedicated area on EU Exit providing a wide range of useful information, including regular briefings, meeting reports, sector priorities and links to information from other organisations and stakeholders. AIC has provided the following information in good faith. The views expressed are not those of AIC and are provided to support members developing their own views.
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.
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.