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.
G19-076 General Election – Manifesto and Meeting opportunities: 4 December 2019
AIC has produced a manifesto for the General Election & the incoming Government, a copy of which is both attached and can be found here . Its focus is very much on positive engagement and pressing Government for decisions which allow the industry to move forward and be a part of delivering the solutions to many of the current national and international issues.
G19-075 A chance to give your opinion on the IDTF database : 4 December 2019
This briefing is for those who use the IDTF (International Database Transport (for) Feed/Food). The IDTF is an international database describing the minimum cleaning regimes for food/feed transport.
G19-077 AIC Renewable Energy Directive Renewal : 4 December 2019
TASCC and UFAS participants who are audited to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) scheme, may be aware that the AIC approval with the European Commission (EC) ended on the 17th September 2019 but a three month extension was granted by the European Commission until the 17th December 2019.
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.
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.