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.
Glyphosate has a 40-year history of safe use. Over this time, researchers have conducted more than 800 scientific studies and reviews that confirm that glyphosate products are safe when used as directed.
G19-014 AIC Journal Q1, 2019: 20 March 2019
Please see attached the latest Q1 AIC Journal. Hard copies are also being sent to all members and stakeholders.
AIC Journal Quarter 1 Spring 2019: 20 March 2019
IN THIS ISSUE
4 Act now on Carbon Reporting Framework; Update on LEAF Education; New erucic acid levels
5 Avoiding Frenchstyle PPP controls; Forage Analysis Assurance Group; AIC now part of Defra Comms Forum
6 FAR goes on show; Vigilance needed on African Swine Fever
7 Fertiliser Regs post Brexit; UFAS review underway; Lobbying win on ISTA training
8 FEMAS 2019 Standard; Member Matters
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.
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.