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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. 



LAST CHANCE TO BOOK THIS IMPORTANT TRAINING TAKING PLACE ON 19TH JUNE 2019 | Following the success of the very popular Competition Law Compliance training events run in February and March, AIC is pleased to be able to offer those Members who missed out or those who would like to update their knowledge on this key subject, a further opportunity to participate in tjhe training taking place on 19th June 2019 .  The importance of this subject cannot be emphasised enough and will be of particular interest and relevance to Members who participate in Committees, Groups and/or open forum meetings where competitors may be present.

G19-027 Communicating with the public and providing resources to schools: 21 May 2019

Members often comment that more should be done to promote understanding of food production and industry’s role in feeding, protecting, assuring, trading a secure supply of quality crops and animal products. Pressure groups and media do little to help the current or next generation to appreciate the science behind farming and managing natural resources.

MEPs urged to deliver for UK agribusiness, feed production : 17 May 2019

17-May-2019 By Jane Byrne
UK feed and crop protection trade group, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), is setting out the case for the UK agri supply industry ahead of the EU elections.

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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.