Morning, Thursday, 14th March 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will be an opportunity for key stakeholders to discuss the next steps for agriculture policy and funding.
It is timed to discuss the impact on the sector of changes proposed in the Agriculture Bill which is currently being debated in Parliament - including moves towards a system of payment for ‘public goods’ in areas such as environmental and animal welfare standards.
Delegates will also examine the practicalities of the agricultural transition period in England between 2021 and 2027, looking at how best to support farmers during this time and future funding - and will be informed by the recently announced review on the future distribution of agriculture funding between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Following the closed consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance post-Brexit, and with an Environment Bill expected in due course, attendees will also assess the role of UK agriculture in protecting the environment, security of food supply and what more can be done to support productivity in the sector.
Further sessions look at possible new approaches to regulating farming with the Review of Farm Inspection and Regulation expected to report by the end of the year.
Discussion will also include the future of agricultural research and innovation, and international relationships and collaboration.