AIC policy work falls into two main categories, environmental policy and external policy, covering a range of issues from CAP and Biotechnology to Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas mitigation. Paul Rooke is Head of Policy, External Relations and works with Jane Salter Head of Policy, Environmental.
Andrew McShane elected AIC Chairman : 23 October 2018
Andrew McShane has been elected Chairman of the Agricultural Industries Confederation to take over from Nick Major who has held the post for the past two years.
G18-061 Agribusiness 2019 - 14 November 2018: 22 October 2018
Agribusiness 2019 “Creating a Resilient UK Agri-food supply chain” is fast approaching and never has there been a more valuable use of your time than to attend this AIC conference. One of the keynote speakers - Sir Peter Kendall, Chairman of AHDB has commented:
G18-060 FIAS Newsletter Autumn edition: 19 October 2018
The latest edition of the FIAS Newsletter is now available. It can be found on the AIC website and it is attached with this briefing.
AIC has a website dedicated to Brexit providing a wide range of useful information, including regular briefings, meeting reports, sector priorities and links to information from other organisations and stakeholders.
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
The European Commission's proposals for the future direction of the Common Agricultural Policy praised EU agriculture as one of the world’s leading producers of food and one that guarantees food security for over 500 million Europeans, it swiftly moved on to say EU farmers are “the first steward of the natural environment.”
Over the next 40 years, the global food system will have to feed more people with less impact. This will mean providing a higher quality diet whilst dealing with greater competition for land, water and energy and the economic and political pressures of globalisation as the climate changes.
Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)
The Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) encourages farmers and land managers across England to protect and enhance the environmental value of farmland, through environmental measures that sit alongside productive agriculture.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Training and skills development (Continuing Professional Development or 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.