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

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.
When Mar 30, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Central London-UK Headquarters, 4 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7BW
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Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Keynote Seminar: The future of UK agriculture policy

Timing: Morning, Thursday, 30th March 2017

Venue: Central London Draft agenda subject to change

8.30 - 9.00 Registration and coffee

9.00 - 9.05 Chair’s opening remarks Neil Parish MP, Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee

9.05 - 9.30 Future of domestic agriculture policy and next steps for the rural economy Mike Rowe, Deputy Director, Future Agriculture Policy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Questions and comments from the floor

9.30 - 9.40 A retail perspective: priorities for the food industry post Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Senior representative, retail

9.40 - 10.35 Supporting the farming industry: economic challenges, public funding and new opportunities for sustainable land management

Christopher Price, Director of Policy and Advice, Country Land & Business Association

Patrick Begg, Rural Enterprises Director, National Trust

Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, Head, Agri Advisor Solicitors

Mark Suthern, National Head of Agriculture, Barclays Bank

John Elliott, Head of Economic and Policy Evaluation, ADAS Questions and comments from the floor with senior representative, retail

10.35 - 10.40 Chair’s closing remarks Neil Parish MP, Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee

10.40 - 11.10 Coffee

11.10 - 11.15 Chair’s opening remarks Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

11.15 - 11.25 The farming sector: trade, productivity and the wider challenges for the farming community Guy Smith, Vice President, NFU

11.25 - 11.35 Priorities for developing a healthy rural economy and next steps for payments schemes Kaley Hart, Head of Agriculture and Land Management Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy

11.35 - 12.30 Key perspectives on moving forwards from CAP Trudi Sharp, Deputy Director for Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform, The Scottish Government Senior speaker confirmed from the Welsh Government Senior representative, Northern Irish Executive Questions and comments from the floor with Guy Smith, Vice President, NFU and Kaley Hart, Head of Agriculture and Land Management Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy

12.30 - 12.55 The future policy landscape for UK agriculture Senior representative, policy Questions and comments from the floor

12.55 - 13.00 Chair’s and Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum’s closing remarks Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Ryan, Deputy Editor, Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

 

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