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.
Prior to the COP26 Conference, the new Agriculture & Land Use Alliance (ALA), of which the AIC is a partner, will host the first ever Countryside COP event to showcase and inspire net zero activity in rural communities and agri-food supply chains. Learn more about the list of activities, and how members can take part, or host an event.
In June 2020, 40 key stakeholders from across the UK meat production and supply chain, including AIC came together, facilitated by WRAP's Courtauld Commitment, to pledge to help make the UK meat industry one of the most efficient and sustainable in the world.
The Government are proposing to further relax drivers’ hours and rest periods for the period from 4 October 2021 to 23 January 2022.
Members are encouraged to either send a response to Government or to AIC.
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.