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)
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External Affairs

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.




AIC's Sustainability Policy offering is geared to representing the cross-sector interests of Members with Defra and other government and non-government bodies and organisations.


The work of AIC and the agri-supply sector


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AIC Policy Report for Members

AIC's Policy Report provides Members with an overview of the latest policy developments in each sector and across the UK and devolved governments.


Defra's Farming and Countryside Programme

Latest on Environmental Land Management schemes



Latest news, insight and briefings on trade


Sustainability Roadmap

AIC’s Roadmap for a sustainable food chain