Key Points
  • Progressive Farming and Maintaining High Quality Standards: Ensuring high quality animal welfare standards, high quality values in food safety and exploring new global markets & the risk of competitive disadvantages.
  • Sustainable Farming: Ensuring that the UKs natural wildlife are protected, exploring the Government's policies to improve soil health, reduce the risk of flooding and diffuse pollution, and assessing the value of Natural Capital.
  • Assessing the profitability and competitiveness of UK Agricultural Products: identifying new funding models, preparing for potential new tariff and non-tariff barriers that might reduce competitiveness and how to ensure that agricultural practices are responding to consumer needs
Guest of Honour

Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE House of Lords

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Overview

"The introduction of the Agriculture Bill is an historic moment as we leave the EU"

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom

OUR CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • (Chair) Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE, House of Lords
  • (Keynote) Tony Juniper CBE , Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF-UK
  • (Keynote) Andrew Clark, Director of Policy, National Farmers' Union (NFU)
  • (Keynote) David Kennedy , Director General for Food, Farming and Biosecurity, DEFRA
  • Belinda Gordon , Strategy Director, Green Alliance
  • Christopher Price, Director of Policy and Advice, CLA
  • Professor Allan Buckwell, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
  • Phil Bicknell, Market Intelligence Director, AHDB
  • Liz Bowles, Head of Farming, Soil Association
  • Robin Milton,Chair, Exmoor National Park Authority, Deputy Chair Upland Alliance, Devon, LNP board member
  • Professor Chungui Lu, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Alastair Leake, Director of the Allerton Project, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Andy Richardson Head of Corporate Affairs, Volac & Chair, UK Dairy Productivity Collaboration

    Westminster Insight's conference on the Future of Farming and Agriculture post-Brexit will unpack the UK Government's ground-breaking new Agriculture Bill. The legislation aims to be the basis for a more progressive, profitable and sustainable environment for British farmers, as we move on from the EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)

    The new bill sets out a framework for farmers and land managers , such as how farmers will be paid for providing "public goods", such as better air quality, higher animal standards and measures to reduce flooding. This will be a fantastic opportunity for delegates to hear from senior officials from organisations such as the NFU, WWF and the CLA, hold the government to account, as well as the opportunity to network with others.

    Our conference will focus on these 3 areas:

    • Progressive Farming and Maintaining High Quality Standards: Ensuring high quality animal welfare standards, high quality values in food safety and exploring new global markets & the risk of competitive disadvantages.
    • Sustainable Farming: Ensuring that the UK’s natural wildlife are protected, exploring the Government's policies to improve soil health, reduce the risk of flooding and diffuse pollution, and assessing the value of Natural Capital.
    • Assessing the profitability and competitiveness of UK Agricultural Products: identifying new funding models, preparing for potential new tariff and non-tariff barriers that might reduce competitiveness and how to ensure that agricultural practices are responding to consumer needs


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Refreshments and Networking

 

09:30 - 09:45
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE House of Lords

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09:45 - 10:15
Morning Keynote Address

 

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Andrew Clark Director of Policy, National Farmers’ Union (NFU)

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10:15 - 11:00
Progressive Farming and Maintaining High Standards (Panel Session)

 
  • Ensuring high quality animal welfare standards within our farms 
  • Integrating high environmental standards with food production and protecting standards through the Brexit process
  • exploring the Government's policies to improve soil health, reduce the risk of flooding and diffuse pollution
  • exploration of new global markets & the risk of competitive disadvantages and how to maintain high quality standards



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Liz Bowles Head of Farming, Soil Association

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Belinda Gordon Strategy Director, Green Alliance

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Christopher Price Director of Policy and Advice, CLA

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11:00 - 11:20
Networking Break

 

11:20 - 11:50
Keynote Address: British Farming post-Brexit - the Opportunities and Risks

 

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Tony Juniper CBE Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF-UK

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11:50 - 13:00
Sustainable Farming (Panel Session)

 
  • Ensuring that the UK’s natural wildlife are protected
  • assessing the value of the UK's Natural Capital


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Dr Alastair Leake Director of the Allerton Project, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

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Professor Allan Buckwell Senior Research Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

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Chungui Lu Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

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Robin Milton Chair, Exmoor National Park Authority, Deputy Chair Upland Alliance, Devon, LNP board member

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13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:30
Keynote Address

 

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David Kennedy Director General for Food, Farming and Biosecurity, DEFRA

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14:30 - 15:15
Assessing the Profitability and Competitiveness of UK Agricultural Products post-Brexit

 
  • identifying new funding models
  • preparing for potential new tariff and non-tariff barriers that might reduce competitiveness
  • Creating tangible outcome to improve UK dairy productivity: identifying and mitigating the limiting factors and increasing the number of lactations for the average dairy cow


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Phil Bicknell Market Intelligence Director, AHDB

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Andy Richardson Head of Corporate Affairs, Volac & Chair, UK Dairy Productivity Collaboration

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15:15 - 15:20
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE House of Lords

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End

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Phil Bicknell Market Intelligence Director, AHDB

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Liz Bowles Head of Farming, Soil Association

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Sarah Bryan CEO, Exmoor National Park Authority

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Professor Allan Buckwell Senior Research Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

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Andrew Clark Director of Policy, National Farmers’ Union (NFU)

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Belinda Gordon Strategy Director, Green Alliance

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Tony Juniper CBE Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF-UK

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David Kennedy Director General for Food, Farming and Biosecurity, DEFRA

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Dr Alastair Leake Director of the Allerton Project, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

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Chungui Lu Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

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Robin Milton Chair, Exmoor National Park Authority, Deputy Chair Upland Alliance, Devon, LNP board member

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Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE House of Lords

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Christopher Price Director of Policy and Advice, CLA

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Andy Richardson Head of Corporate Affairs, Volac & Chair, UK Dairy Productivity Collaboration

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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