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.
AIC improves robustness of assurance schemes: 2 July 2019
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) is improving the robustness of its assurance schemes by launching an identification card for all auditors.
NEW Impetus for Forage Analysis Assurance Group: 1 July 2019
The Forage Analysis Assurance Group (FAA Group), comprising laboratories and companies working in the area of forage analysis in the UK and Republic of Ireland, have appointed the Agricultural Industries Confederation Services (AICS) to take on management of the group and its services.
G19-035 FIAS Newsletter Summer edition: 1 July 2019
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)
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.