Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum - Agriculture Policy

Event Date: 
5 Jul 2018 -
09:00 to 13:00
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This seminar will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the future of UK agriculture post-Brexit.

Delegates will discuss the Government’s plans to reform the payments model by incentivising farmers to deliver ‘public goods’ in order to receive future payments, as outlined in the 25 Year Environment Plan.

They will 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.

Discussion is also expected on the delivery of payments to farmers, following the EFRA Committee reportinto the Rural Payments Agency and concerns highlighted over the timeliness of payments and the RPA’s strategy moving forward with payments post-Brexit.   

Further sessions discuss the potential impact of enhancing natural capital on farmers and landowners, including the balance between increasing productivity and preserving the landscape, at a time where the Government looks to introduce the Environmental Principles and Governance Bill in the autumn and in light of the current consultation into the proposed environmental body to maintain environmental standards.

The seminar also will also be an opportunity to consider what more might be done to make farming regulation, enforcement and inspections more efficient in England post-Brexit, in light of the Government’s review.

Guest of Honour: 

Sarah Church, Director, Future Farming & Countryside Programme, Defra

£230 per person, plus VAT