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2019 Agenda

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Warwick Lightfoot, Head of Economics and Social Policy Policy Exchange (CONFIRMED)

  • A look at how more agency over regulation could provide much-needed invigoration to rural communities, hand-in-hand with a resurgence in agricultural industry
  • The role of central government in enabling regulatory change
  • How local governments will need to be innovative and agile in their approach to agricultural funding and allocation
  • Local government could play a significant role in any new system of environmental land management, particularly around issues such as environmental improvements, rural resilience and public access
  • Diversifying farmers remit and the implications this has on other industries, e.g. Tourism

Sir Peter Kendall, Chair Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (CONFIRMED)

  • Key regulatory updates on the future of agriculture and rural affairs and how the industry can capitalise on the opportunities presented by Brexit

Fiona James, Deputy Director, CAP Eu Exit Preparedness Defra (CONFIRMED)

  • Maintaining free and frictionless trade with our major trading partner, the EU, and to secure the benefits of existing EU preferential trade arrangements with other countries
  • How we ensure ongoing access to an adequate supply of permanent and seasonal labour for food and farming businesses
  • Continuing to promote food production through agricultural policy alongside the UK’s existing high environmental and animal welfare standards
  • Ensure businesses operate under an efficient and proportionate regulatory system that is centred on scientific evaluation and that incentivises innovation and competitiveness

Sir Peter Kendall, Chair Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (CONFIRMED)
Fiona James, Deputy Director, CAP Eu Exit Preparedness Defra (CONFIRMED)
Mark Suthern, Head of Agriculture Barclays (CONFIRMED)
Rebecca Hesketh, EU Exit and International Trade Adviser NFU (CONFIRMED)
Prof. Joanna Price, Vice-Chancellor Royal Agricultural University (CONFIRMED)

  • The technological landscape is constantly evolving. In order to be more competitive and meet the needs of their customers
  • This will mean that farm businesses will need to adopt new tools and practices early to capitalise on the benefits they offer
  • Understanding the possibilities that will be available to the industry through the utilisation of technology
  • Discussing the continuing consolidation of farm businesses, twinned with a wave of new and exciting technologies
  • Exploring the changeover of generations involved in farming and looking at the ramifications of the ageing farming population

Rebecca Hesketh, EU Exit and International Trade Adviser NFU (CONFIRMED)
Iris Krebber, Head of Agriculture and Land Department for International Development (CONFIRMED)

  • Giving the whole agriculture industry a strong voice in Parliament
  • How to achieve the UK’s goals of alleviating poverty, hunger and other social ills, by achieving the UN identified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • What more can the UK do to influence the world more positively through its innovative agricultural practices?

Iris Krebber, Head of Agriculture and Land Department for International Development (CONFIRMED)
Lord Cameron of Dillington, Co-Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group of Agriculture and Food for Development (CONFIRMED)
Lou Munden, Founder and CEO TMP Systems (CONFIRMED)
Steve Wiggins, Principal Research Fellow Overseas Development Institute (CONFIRMED)

*Programme subject to change