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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.


G20-109 UK Internal Market - Consultation: 30 July 2020

The UK Government has published proposals for how the UK Internal Market will operate now that we have left the EU. Due to devolution there is a requirement to replace the existing european common market obligations (which provided frameworks which all UK administartions had to adhere to) with a UK common framework.

G20-108 Government announces Autumn consultation on future regulation of gene editing techniques : 29 July 2020

Following a wide-ranging debate in the House of Lords yesterday on Amendment 275 on precision breeding techniques, Lord Gardiner responded by announcing that the Government would launch a public consultation on it this Autumn. The Amendment is therefore not to go into the Agriculture Bill, as the aim was to get a public consultation, which Government has now undertaken to do.

TASCC 2021 Consultation launched: 29 July 2020

AIC is pleased to announce the launch of consultation on the draft TASCC 2021 Standard, due to be introduced on 1st February 2021.

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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.

A Roadmap for a sustainable food chain

Together with our partners in the food chain we want to build a more resilient future and we have committed to a Sustainability Roadmap that will deliver.

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.