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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. Jane Salter Head of Policy, Environmental works with Andrew Pearson Policy Manager.


G20-078 AIC Journal Q2, 2020: 4 June 2020

The lastest AIC Journal, Q2, 2020 is attached for your information. Hard copies are also available from Debbie Walker - email :

G20-079 AHDB Grain analyst training for Peas and Beans now available online: 4 June 2020

AHDB’s suite of grain analyst training modules now includes courses on Peas and Beans and they are now available online.

AIC Journal Quarter 2 Summer 2020 : 3 June 2020

- The uncertain landscape
- Getting back on track after lockdown
- Coronavirus
- Auditing goes remote

More news.More briefings.More documents.


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)

Future UK agricultural policy outside of the EU is being set in place through the UK Agriculture Bill, which is currently going through Parliament.

Climate Change

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.

Championing the Farmed Environment (CFE)

Championing 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.