The Future of UK Agriculture Policy: Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Event date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Event venue: 
Central London, United KIngdom
Event description: 

In the context of Brexit, this timely seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the future agriculture policy in the UK and priorities for moving forwards from the Common Agricultural Policy. 

Planned sessions look at priorities for the UK Government in developing new international trade agreements; what next for UK farming subsidies - in light of the Chancellor’s announcement that CAP Pillar 1 funding will be guaranteed until 2020; the future farming policy landscape, including meeting challenges for food sustainability and mapping the timeline for creating a reformed system of agricultural subsidy to support UK farmers.

Further discussion will also consider best practice to improve the efficiency and growth of UK agriculture production, and next steps for supporting the rural economy.

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are also delighted to be able to include in this seminar a keynote address from: a senior representative from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsGuy Smith, Vice President, NFU and Lucy Smith, Head of CAP Reform and Crop Policy, The Scottish Government.

Further confirmed speakers include: Patrick Begg, Rural Enterprises Director, National Trust; John Elliott, Head of Economic and Policy Evaluation, ADAS; Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, Head, Agri Advisor Solicitors; Christopher Price, Director of Policy and Advice, Country Land and Business Association and Mark Suthern, National Head of Agriculture, Barclays Bank.

Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Neil Parish MP, Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee have agreed to chair the seminar.

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