Knowledge for better food systems

Policy-UK forum on UK farming and the environment post-brexit, 21 November 2017, London

Policy-UK will host a forum which addresses the challenges and opportunities for UK farming and agriculture post-Brexit on 21 November.

Taking place in the context of the announcement in The Queen’s Speech of a new Agriculture Bill and six months on from the publication of the House of Lords Energy and Environment sub-committee report which investigated the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture and food, this forum will provide delegates with a timely opportunity to discuss and debate future priorities for the UK Agriculture sector and ensuring farming communities receive the support they need to thrive in a post-Brexit world.

With keynote addresses from Guy Smith, vice president of the National Farmers’ Union, and Guy Horsington, deputy director of Future Farming Policy, department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Key areas to be addressed:

  • Future of farming support in a post-CAP age – developing a smarter system of public support, encouraging innovation and ensuring food security
  • Competitiveness of UK agricultural products – the future relationship with the EU, exploring new trade deals and maintaining high quality standards
  • The 25 year plan for nature – the transfer of EU law, maintaining environmental protections and developing tailored arrangements

Further information and the draft agenda can be found here.