Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Beyond the CAP - the future for UK agriculture post-Brexit

Morning, Thursday, 5th July 2018

Central London


This seminar will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the future opportunities and challenges for UK agriculture post-Brexit and beyond the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Delegates will discuss the Government’s plans to reform the payments model by incentivising farmers to carry out ‘public goods’ in order to receive future payments, as outlined in the 25 Year Environment Plan. They will also consider the criteria such as environmental enhancement, animal welfare, increasing productivity and protecting soil health, referred to in the Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit consultation.

Further sessions discuss agricultural policy in the devolved nations following the Government analysis on returning EU powers, which highlighted agricultural support amongst the 24 policy areas which would be temporarily retained by Westminster.

Guest of Honour

Sarah Church

Director, Future Farming & Countryside Programme, Defra

Guest of Honour

Sarah Church

Director, Future Farming & Countryside Programme, Defra


Sue Hayman MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Neil Parish MP

Chair, House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee


Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones

Managing Partner, Agri Advisor

Nick von Westenholz

Director, EU Exit and International Trade, NFU

Paul Temple

Farmer and Chair, Cereals & Oilseed Sector and Board Member, AHDB

Krisztina Bende

Head, International Trade Policy Unit, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Research and Education, Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture

Neil Wilson

Head of Agriculture, HSBC

Patrick Begg

Outdoors and Natural Resources Director, National Trust

Dr Chris Kebbell

Incoming Agriculture Counsellor, New Zealand High Commission

David Barnes

National Adviser on Agriculture Policy, The Scottish Government