Rethinking British Agricultural Systems – Linking agri-science to post Brexit UK agricultural policy

This is the third conference in the Rethinking Agriculture in the UK series sponsored by BES Agricultural Ecology group and the focus will be on policy.

Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group

The meeting will bring together leading authorities on farming systems, agricultural economics, agriculture policy, agroecology, food chains and political science to explore how Brexit may be used as an opportunity to (metaphorically) pause and consider how UK agriculture might be shaped to better fulfil the needs of the British community.  There will be a strong workshop emphasis and the organisers aim to use this meeting as a springboard for the production of a small number of policy papers aimed at UK Government.

Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction
10:15 – 10:30 Feedback from BES Agricultural Ecology Group November Meeting
10:30 – 11:30 Session 1: Consumers, Diet and Health
11:30 – 11:45 Discussion
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee
12:00 – 13:00 Session 2: Farming Systems
13:00 – 13:15 Discussion
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:15 Session 3: Economics and Policy
15:15 – 15:30 Discussion
15:30 – 15:45 Tea
15:45 – 17:00 Discussion Facilitated by Merry Graham (Visionary Leadership, London, UK).
17:00 – 17:15 Concluding Remarks
17:10 – 19:00 Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by Syngenta)

For more information please contact: richard@aab.org.uk

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