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.
G20-004 UFAS Short notice audits – updated fees: 24 January 2020
As previously announced, the introduction of UFAS 2020 will also see the start of a new, enhanced short notice and unannounced audit programme for all UFAS participants. To recap the new audit regime:
G20-002 New FIAS i-learning module for Storage.: 23 January 2020
AIC Services has added a new module to its Trade Assurance Scheme i-learning portfolio to support participants of the FIAS scheme.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which has a mandate to hold Governments to account to deliver net zero carbon by 2050, has launched a report on Land Use: Policies for a Net Zero UK. AIC is involved at today’s roundtable launch event of 30 industry leaders and works with several of the CCC analysis team in helping them to interpret and to understand the wider connotations of their findings.
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.