Our Objectives

The key objective of the policy sector is to improve the competitive position of AIC member companies by influencing the development of policy at the England, UK and European level to promote productive agriculture, whilst at the same time protecting the environment.  Collaboration with industry stakeholders is a key focus of the work of the policy sector to communicate and develop best practice approaches, encourage innovation in research and development and build on models for knowledge exchange within the agricultural industry.

Benefits

Our work and commitment in the policy sector provides members with a number of benefits including lobbying on key issues and the communication of pertinent information to ensure that members are aware of the latest policy developments such as changes to existing or new legislation.

Policy sector information includes:

  • the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • Climate Change
  • the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)
  • the Water Framework Directive (WFD)
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The work of AIC and the agri-supply sector

Latest news and briefings

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AIC Policy Report for Members

AIC's Policy Report provides Members with an overview of the latest policy developments in each sector and across the UK and devolved governments.

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Defra's Farming and Countryside Programme

The latest updates on Environmental Land Management schemes

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Trade

Latest news, insight and briefings on trade

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Sustainability Roadmap

AIC's roadmap for a sustainable food chain, launched in 2020 to inform agri-supply businesses, policymakers and stakeholders of the sector's 2050 goals

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Climate Change

Greenhouse gases are an inevitable consequence of food production, and the challenge of reducing them whilst increasing food production is huge.

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Continuing Professional Development

CPD and its contribution towards sustainable growth, the economy and wider society are high on both the agricultural industry and government agenda.

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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.

 

Committees

The AIC Feed Sector consists of a number of committees. Each committee and working group has specific aims and objectives in line with the aims and objectives of the sector. The minutes of each committee and working group are published on the website so members can be fully involved in all of the technical discussions.

 

 

Upcoming events

24 April 2024

AIC Services Food/ Feed Scheme Seminar 2024 (Northern Ireland)

These seminars are a valuable opportunity for Participants to hear about the latest updates on the schemes, as well as meet AIC’s team and …
Northern Ireland Seminar
25 April 2024

AIC Services Food/ Feed Scheme Seminar 2024 (Athlone, Republic of Ireland)

These seminars are a valuable opportunity for Participants to hear about the latest updates on the schemes, as well as meet AIC’s team and …
Republic of Ireland Seminar
15 May 2024

AIC Services Food/ Feed Scheme Seminar 2024 (Bristol)

These seminars are a valuable opportunity for Participants to hear about the latest updates on the schemes, as well as meet AIC’s team and …
Bristol Seminar
16 – 17 May 2024

AIC Fertiliser Golf Day 2024

AIC Fertiliser Sector Members will be holding their annual Golf Day on 16 May 2024. This popular annual event will be held at Greetham …
Greetham Valley Golf Course