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

The latest updates on Environmental Land Management schemes



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.


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

7 November 2024

AIC Fertiliser Dinner 2024

The Fertiliser Sector Annual Dinner is a popular event in the Sector calendar and places are always oversubscribed - Members are encouraged to …
York Dinner
12 – 13 November 2024

AIC Dinner and Conference 2024

This year's AIC Dinner and Conference is set to feature a range of thought leaders from politics, business, academia and trade to explore …
Peterborough Conference
28 November 2024

AIC Scotland Dinner 2024

Information on the 2024 AIC Scotland dinner, including event details and booking instructions.
Cumbernauld, Glasgow Dinner
5 December 2024

AIC Seed Trade Dinner 2024

AIC is delighted to announce that the annual Seed Trade Dinner is "coming home" to Cambridgeshire and will be held this year at the …
Cambridge Dinner