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.


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.


Defra's Farming and Countryside Programme

Latest on Environmental Land Management schemes



Latest news, insight and briefings on trade

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Sustainability Roadmap

Agri-supply roadmap for a sustainable food chain

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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.


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.



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

30 November 2023

AIC Seed Trade Dinner 2023

The ever-popular Seed sector  black tie event will be held on 30 November 2023 at the luxury Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh . For ticket …
Edinburgh Dinner